Skip to main content

How cosmic rays help us understand the universe - Veronica Bindi

187,037 Views

1,295 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains what cosmic rays are, and how they transmit information about our universe from the great beyond.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Veronica Bindi
  • Director Jeremiah Dickey
  • Animation Artist Lisa LaBracio
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Stephanie Lo

More from Before and After Einstein