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  1. #1 Milky Way Magnets May Solve Cosmic Ray Conundrum 
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    The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina last year reported that the average mass of cosmic rays was increasing at high energies. However, a research team led by Alexander Kusenko of the University of California, Los Angeles, has formulated an explanation.

    The team believes that at low energies, “both protons and nuclei were deflected by the magnetic field and therefore retained in the galaxy for millions of years”. But at high energies, “the protons tended to escape while the heavier, less mobile nuclei hung around“.

    I wonder what you guys think?

    The article may be found at: http://hicexsistoeverto.wordpress.co...ray-conundrum/


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    Any comments welcome! Would love to know what some of the experts/moderators feel on this topic... :-D


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    The link had page not found.

    I thought it obvious that for anything to escape our galaxy, whether planet or particle, it would need a minimum energy because of the forces which hold our galaxy intact. Since all "burning" stars give off a solar wind which is low energy, interstellar space should be packed with such "debris" from billions of years of such byproducts. Possibly they would be herded into lanes of material?
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