How cosmic rays help us understand the universe - Veronica Bindi
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The CERN website has a wonderful description of Hess’s balloon experiment and his discovery of cosmic rays. Peruse the website. Learn what CERN represents and what is being studied there. Check out the student tab to find online lectures and student placement opportunities at CERN! Who knows where it may lead you!
Learn why cosmic rays have been called “messengers from a violent universe” at Astroparticle.org. Check out photos from cosmic ray exploration and experimentation here. Which violent occurrences in our universe cause cosmic rays?
Does learning more about A.M.S sound interesting? Visit the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment that flies aboard the International Space Station and found out what it is being discovered! Want the chance to study cosmic rays yourself? (here on Earth!) Check out the Cosmic Ray e-Lab, talk to your science teacher and join other high school students interested in the same topics!
Are cosmic rays dangerous to us here on Earth? Do they affect us when we fly? NPR has cosmic ray articles and audio files about these topics!
Cosmic Rays Sound Scary, But Radiation Risk On a Flight Is Small
Cosmic Rays: 100 Years of Mystery
Headed To Mars? Watch Out For Cosmic Rays
Watch Scientific American Instant Egghead and find out if cosmic rays spark lightning! Is this proven or is it just a hypothesis? What do the scientists say? What do you think?
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