Cosmic ray Current Affairs, GK & News
Lucrezia Terzi, a researcher at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCKCEN), has come up with a new way of predicting the monsoon at a science and technology conference organised in Vienna by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). The new method measures how much Beryllium-7 (an isotope of the element Beryllium) is present in the ..
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Beryllium • Chemical elements • Cosmic ray • Ionizing radiation • Monsoon • Natural sciences • Nuclear physics • Physical geography • Physical sciences • Reducing agents • Solar phenomena
Researchers at GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty measures electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud
For the first time in the world, researchers at the GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud that passed overhead on December 1, 2014. The study of thunderclouds is helpful in navigation of aircraft and preventing short circuits in aeroplanes. At 1.3 gigavolts (GV), this ..
Recently, a study was published in the ‘Astrophysical Journal Letters’, which has confirmed the theoretical work that predicted the Earth’s magnetic field could trap antimatter. A team of researchers led by the University of Bari, for the first time spotted a thin band of anti-matter particles, called anti-protons, enveloping the Earth. This study says that ..
Topics: Antimatter • Baryons • Cosmic ray • Geomagnetism • Natural sciences • Nucleons • Physical sciences • Physics • Solar phenomena • South Atlantic Anomaly • Space plasmas • Van Allen radiation belt