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Where Do the Highest-energy Cosmic Rays Come From? Probably Not From Gamma-ray Bursts

April 18, 2012

IceCube detection Some rare cosmic rays pack an astonishing wallop, with energies prodigiously greater than particles in human-made accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. Their sources are unknown, although scientists favor active galacti nuclei or gamma-ray bursts. Full Story

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