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Produced by interaction with cosmic rays.

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(of an isotope) produced by cosmic rays
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Adj.1.cosmogenic - pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe; "cosmologic science"; "cosmological redshift"; "cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe"
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Is there anybody to sober and encourage us to reexamine our newly obtained habits so that we become conscious of the seriousness of the problem of cosmogenic changes in our cultural universe?
To establish whether it has, we need to drill through 200 metres of ice into the bedrock below to find out whether the bedrock has been exposed to cosmogenic rays from space in the past.