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Mysterious origins of cosmic rays may soon be discovered

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | September 01, 2013

Mysterious origins of cosmic rays may soon be discovered

Supernovae are among the sources of high-energy particles here in the Milky Way.

The mystery of cosmic ray origins may soon be solved, according to researchers at the University of Delaware. It’s a problem that has stumped researchers for years, but a new study utilizing data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole offers information that may help solve the mystery of exactly how and where these high-energy particles are created.

The more researchers discover about the energy spectrum and chemical structure of cosmic rays, the closer they will come to determining where these mysterious particles come from.

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