Cosmic ray

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Cosmic ray flux versus pairticle energy

Cosmic rays are very heich-energy particles, mainly oreeginatin ootside the Solar Seestem.[1] Thay mey produce showers o seicontary particles that penetrate an impact the Yird's atmosphere an whiles even reach the surface. Componed primarily o heich-energy protons an atomic nuclei, thay are o mysterious origin. Data frae the Fermi space telescope (2013)[2] hae been interpreted as evidence that a significant fraction o primary cosmic rays originate frae the supernovae o massive starns.[3] Houiver, this is nae thoucht tae be thair anly soorce. Active galactic nuclei probably an aa produce cosmic rays.

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  3. Ginger Pinholster (2013-02-13). "Evidence Shows that Cosmic Rays Come from Exploding Stars".