TED-Ed Explains How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe

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Wed, Sep 24th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

TED-Ed educator Veronica Bindi explains how cosmic rays can provide information about how the universe works, of anti-matter, the possible existence of dark matter, and how to mitigate its effects for space travel.

We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains what cosmic rays are, and how they transmit information about our universe from the great beyond.

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