cosmic radiation


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Noun1.cosmic radiation - radiation coming from outside the solar system
CBR, CMB, CMBR, cosmic background radiation, cosmic microwave background, cosmic microwave background radiation - (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin
cosmic ray - highly penetrating ionizing radiation of extraterrestrial origin; consisting chiefly of protons and alpha particles; collision with atmospheric particles results in rays and particles of many kinds
radiation - energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
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There are no natural terrestrial sources for the iron-60 isotope contained therein; it originates exclusively as a result of supernova explosions or through the reactions of cosmic radiation with cosmic dust.
This distant area controls the amount of harmful cosmic radiation entering the heliosphere, the magnetic bubble that shields our solar system from charged particles surrounding it.
With various space agencies such as NASA now planning on human missions to deep space, the study serves as a warning regarding the long term effects of cosmic radiation.
In conjunction with the contract, ICT will partner with Dr Eric Benton and Dr Ranji Vaidyanathan from Oklahoma State University to model the materials' response to radiation and to test them before and after exposure to galactic cosmic radiation.
One such sensor is designed to determine soil moisture by measuring cosmic radiation: here, cosmic ray sensors are used to count the neutrons in the surrounding air.
Jennifer Ngo-Anh, ESA team leader, added: "This study allows us to address the issue of muscular atrophy caused by weightlessness but also other stressors such as cosmic radiation, isolation and spatial restrictions."
ESA claim it is integral in understanding the damage that may be caused by weightlessness, cosmic radiation, isolation and spatial restrictions.
Chang'e-4 is also equipped with instruments developed by scientists from Sweden, Germany and China to study the lunar environment, cosmic radiation and the interaction between solar wind and the moon's surface.
News Desk The government has taken a HCFC Phase-out Manag-ement Plan (Stage-II) aiming to phase out the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) and help protect the planet's ozone layer that safeguards the lives on the earth from harmful cosmic radiation.
Students should have a proposed solution to gaining energy, food or protection from cosmic radiation.The second year of the Mission Mars competition knows its winners.
A scientist and crew are pitted against one another after they develop superhuman powers from exposure to cosmic radiation in space.
New York Exposure to galactic cosmic radiation during deep space travel, such as to Mars, might significantly damage gastrointestinal functions in astronauts, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin.