NASA's Chandra Discovers Relativistic Pinball Machine

Iran Materials 16 November 2006 14:05 (UTC +04:00)

(nasa.gov) - New clues about the origins of cosmic rays, mysterious high-energy particles that bombard the Earth, have been revealed using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

An extraordinarily detailed image of the remains of an exploded star provides crucial insight into the generation of cosmic rays. The Marshall Center manages the Chandra program, reports Trend.