Cosmic Rays

Walking on Sunshine

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.
Becky Ferreira
4.8.17
space weather

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth

The real alien voter fraud is genuinely coming from outside our planet.
Becky Ferreira
2.17.17
ALIENS

Who Needs a Sun? Alien Life Could Survive Off of Cosmic Rays

We might not need to look for a “Goldilocks” planet after all.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.16
Space

Radiation From Ancient Supernovae May Have Given Evolution an Astrophysical Push

High-energy cosmic rays mean an increase in cellular mutations, for good and bad.
Michael Byrne
7.11.16
video

Here's a Trippy Simulation of Space Weather

While sampling the solar wind, New Horizons may have witnessed the birth of anomalous cosmic rays
Amy Thompson
4.7.16
machines

CERN Researchers Are Making a DIY Cosmic Ray Detector in Their Spare Time

Cosmic Pi makes each user a single pixel in an open source cosmic ray telescope.
Victoria Turk
4.5.16
Science

How a Frozen Neutrino Observatory Grapples with Staggering Amounts of Data

Sensors collect terabytes of raw data every day in an attempt to discover the source of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.
J.M. Porup
10.16.15
Life

A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays

And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Graham Templeton
6.18.15
Cosmic Rays Are Cool

Stealing Used Nuclear Fuel Is About to Get Harder

With new imaging technology, researchers are attempting to look inside a nuclear waste storage cask to verify that all the waste is still inside.
Graham Templeton
3.26.15
Fukushima

Scientists Are Using Cosmic Radiation To Peer Inside Fukushima’s Mangled Reactor

Not even our best imaging tools can penetrate the plant's radiation shielding. Thanks, space!
Graham Templeton
3.2.15
Science

The Plan to Turn All of Our Smartphones into a Global Cosmic Ray Detector

A pair of scientists want to network everyone’s phones to turn the world into one big cosmic ray detection device.
Jordan Pearson
10.14.14