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Nuts & Volts Magazine (May 2006)

The Near Space Geiger Counter Telescope - Part 1

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  

Many of my near space missions have measured the cosmic ray flux in near space with onboard Geiger counters. Combining Geiger counter data with GPS altitude has allowed me to generate charts showing the cosmic ray flux as a function of altitude. Experiments like this allowed the Austrian physicist Victor Hess to prove the existence of cosmic rays in 1911-1913...


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