cosmic rays

Cosmic rays are high-energy particles that originate outside the Solar System.

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AMS, a decade of cosmic discoveries

19 May 2021 marks 10 years since the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was installed on the International Space Station and started sending data back to Earth

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19 May, 2021
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19 May, 2021

AMS reveals properties of iron cosmic rays

The properties are unexpectedly different from those of other heavy primary cosmic rays

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Physics
17 March, 2021

Cosmic rays throw up surprises, again

Cosmic-ray data collected by the AMS detector on the International Space Station again challenge conventional theory of cosmic-ray origin and propagation

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Physics
29 May, 2020
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29 May, 2020

LHCf gears up to probe birth of cosmic-ray showers

The smallest LHC experiment is set to probe the first interaction that triggers a cosmic-ray shower in the atmosphere

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Experiments
11 November, 2019
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11 November, 2019

From cosmic rays to clouds

A new run of the CLOUD experiment examines the direct effect of cosmic rays on clouds

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10 October, 2019
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10 October, 2019

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Latest results from the AMS experiment

Samuel Ting delivered the latest unexpected results from the AMS experiment last week at CERN

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Experiments
31 May, 2018
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31 May, 2018

Happy International Cosmic Day

International Cosmic Day takes place for the sixth time on 30 November with high-school students from around the world investigating cosmic rays

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Knowledge sharing
30 November, 2017
Knowledge sharing
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30 November, 2017

First cosmic-ray results from CALET telescope on ISS

Having docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 August 2015, CALET is carrying out a full science programme

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Experiments
28 November, 2017
Experiments
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28 November, 2017

Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment

What happens when protons in cosmic rays collide with helium nuclei? The LHCb experiment is on the case

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Experiments
27 March, 2017
Experiments
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27 March, 2017