News Stories relating to "cosmic rays"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Soon, the growing capability of your smartphone could be harnessed to detect cosmic rays in much the same way as high-end, multimillion-dollar observatories.
With a simple app addition, Android phones, and likely other smartphone brands in the not-too-distant future, can be turned into detectors to capture the light particles...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Hopes of finding intelligent life in the universe have been raised by more unidentified signals from outer space detected by astronomers in Puerto Rico, validating reports of similar signals identified by researchers in Australia.
The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The unfathomable mystery of how this Universe was brought forth into being has preoccupied the mind of Man since he became cognisant of his own existence. Latterly, Science has been able to provide the likely cosmic nuts and bolts of the process, with the most widely accepted concept being known as the "Big Bang" theory.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Can energy from the remnants of exploding stars out in the Galaxy really affect cloud formation in the Earth's atmosphere?
Since 1996, Danish researchers have been attempting to prove that cosmic rays from outer space could play a significant role in cloud formation.
Monday, May 23, 2011
As if astronauts planning trips to the moon and Mars didn't have enough to worry about, they now have something else: heart attacks. Exposure to cosmic radiation
outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to their arteries (NOTE:...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
If a star were to explode near the Earth, we would be hit with millions of deadly particles and cosmic rays
, causing mass extinctions due to the high radiation of cosmic rays, which strips away our planet's protective ozone layer. Astronomers think this happens about every 60...
Monday, October 5, 2009
An echo of Whitley's new novel! - Whitley's latest novel The Omega Point, which will be published in June, is about energy from a distant supernova entering our solar system and gradually causing havoc. The leading edge of such an event would take the form of a massive increase in cosmic rays suddenly appearing. This has just...
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Something is changing earth's weather far faster than globalwarming models indicate. The extremely violent hurricane andtyphoon seasons of 2004 have been followed by ferociouswinter weather, and now yet another tropical cyclone hasformed in mid Pacific, with winds in excess of 100 MPH.
In early December, an unprecedented blizzard dumped...