About a hundred years ago, scientists began to realize that some cosmic rays that reach Earth are not only from local sources and come from elsewhere in the Milky Way. However, their exact origins have been a mystery since 1912. Now that is changing.
Scientists from Nagoya University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the University of Adelaide in Australia have decided to solve the mystery. Focus their observations on the remains Supernova RX J1713.7? 3946.
During the research, a new approach was used to determine the source of the gamma rays. Their discoveries turned out to be groundbreaking because they were successful for the first time Determine the possible origin of cosmic rays.
By the way, data was obtained that clearly indicate the arrival of cosmic rays from the Milky Way to Earth Descended from a supernova. These are very active starbursts.
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