The graph illustrates the relationship between the flux of cosmic rays and their kinetic energy (Image: University of Delaware)
The relationship between flux and energy has proven more complex than previously thought (Image: University of Delaware)
Might the new development help shield astronauts from cosmic radiation? (Image: Shutterstock)
Artist's impression of the way the Earth's magnetic field defends the planet from solar winds (Image: Shutterstock)
Using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, scientists have reported progress in understanding the longstanding mystery of how and where cosmic rays originate, in a development that might help us find ways to shield astronauts and electronics from cosmic radiation.
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