cosmic ray air shower

Related to cosmic ray air shower: Extensive Air Shower

cosmic ray air shower

n.
The radiation, consisting primarily of pions, muons, electrons, and gamma rays, that results from collisions of cosmic rays with the atoms in the earth's atmosphere.
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Contributing editor Govert Schilling's hometown, Amersfoort in the Netherlands, is hit by an ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray air shower about once every year and a half.