Nov 25, 2023

‘What the heck is going on?’ Extremely high-energy particle detected falling to Earth

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Astronomers have detected a rare and extremely high-energy particle falling to Earth that is causing bafflement because it is coming from an apparently empty region of space.

The particle, named Amaterasu after the sun goddess in Japanese mythology, is one of the highest-energy cosmic rays ever detected.

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