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A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays


July 8, 2014

stars rotate above the Middle Drum facility Astronomers have found a "hotspot" beneath the Big Dipper emitting a disproportionate number of the highest-energy cosmic rays. The discovery moves physics another step toward identifying the mysterious sources of the most energetic particles in the universe. Full Story

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