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Cosmic Rays Redux
Nuts & Volts Magazine (January 2019)

Cosmic Rays Redux

By L. Paul Verhage    View Digital Edition  


Eight years ago, I wrote an article about detecting cosmic rays on a near space flight. I’d like to revisit this topic, but not from the perspective of using the Aware Electronics RM-60 Geiger counter. My first near space mission this year carried a new type of detector: one made for detecting muons. In this article, I’ll tell you about muons and the detector I used to measure their flux.

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