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This series of web pages gives an elementary discussion of cosmic rays, followed by sections on high energy particles in the universe and high-energy particles from the Sun.  It describes the existence particles whose velocity approaches that of light, their probable sources, and their measurement.  This is part of a large work, "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere", that gives a non-mathematical introduction to planetary and solar magnetic fields, space weather, aurora, and charged particle motion. A Spanish translation is available.
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- Fundamentals
= Energy and Temperature
- Instrumentation
= Gamma-ray Astronomy
- Stars
= Supernovae
Modern Physics
- Elementary Particles
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Metadata instance created June 6, 2004 by David Stern
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