Scientists Close to Solving Mystery Related to Cosmic Rays

Scientists Close to Solving Mystery Related to Cosmic Rays

According to a group of scientists at the University of Delaware, the mystery of the way cosmic rays are produced and where, could be disentangled with the help of data from IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

The observatory's IceTop at the South Pole has collected the data, the information in which shows promise to clear up the hoary cosmic ray-related mystery. The energy range between 1.6 times 106 GeV and 109 GeV is covered by the data.

The origin of these cosmic rays is not anything new to baffle scientists. Rather, they have remained befuddled for many decades due to the same. Since, the deeper their knowledge about the chemical composition and energy spectrum of the cosmic rays would be, the faster the origin of the energetic particles would be unleashed.

As per the report, the high-energy particles or cosmic rays hold the potential to destroy electronics and human and non-human DNA on Earth. The latter is risky for the space astronauts and has even caused genetic modifications in plants, which are known to be fully natural.

Energies of more than 100 billion giga-electron volts could be reached by cosmic rays. Thus, identification of these rays is of great interest to researchers.

"Below the knee, cosmic rays are galactic in origin, while above that energy, particles from more distant regions in our universe become more and more likely", said Bakhtiyar Ruzybayev, corresponding author.


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