High-Energy Cosmic Ray Sources Get Mapped Out For the First Time

DesertNomad writes: A dull, dark, otherwise unremarkable spot near the constellation Canis Major appears to be the locus of extra-galactic, super-high-energy cosmic ray production, with the actual source in the Virgo cluster and the cosmic rays’ paths distorted by the complex galactic magnetic field. Astrophysicists crafted the most state-of-the-art model of the Milky Way’s magnetic field, and found that this model explains the significant change in direction of the cosmic rays. The findings appear in a paper via arXiv.

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