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Cosmic Rays Detected Deep Underground Reveal Secrets of the Upper Atmosphere


January 21, 2009

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Cosmic rays detected half a mile underground in a disused U.S. iron mine can be used to detect major weather events occurring 20 miles up in the Earth's upper atmosphere, a new study has revealed. Full Story

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