The ‘Oh my God’ particles

  • Stephen Webb
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Every so often a particle from space hit’s Earth’s atmosphere with an energy exceeding anything that a manmade accelerator can achieve. Where do these particles come from? And how do they get to be so energetic? These are two of the oldest unsolved questions in astronomy – but the new generation of cosmic ray detectors promises to provide the answers.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.University of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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