In new research, scientists at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have found the elements of protons and electrons from cosmic rays and quantitatively demonstrated it. Their focused observations are from supernova RX J1713.7? 3946 remnants.
As per recent interpretation of X-ray, radio, and gamma-ray emission, at least 70% of the high-energy gamma rays transmitted by cosmic rays result from relativistic protons. The observatory data obtained clearly revealed the influx of cosmic rays on Earth from its Milky Way descended from a supernova, and those were very active starbursts.
The Scientists Involved
It was more than a century ago, first discovered in 1912, when astronomers started to realize that cosmic rays are not reaching Earth from local sources only, but from the milky way. The exact origins of these rays have been a mystery since then, but now it is going to be demystified as scientists at Nagoya University, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and the University of Adelaide, Australia, have decided to solve this puzzle.
Scientists used a new approach during their research to discover the origin of cosmic rays. Their revelations are groundbreaking as they are successful for the first time in determining the source of these rays.
Answers To Be Revealed Yet
Yet, there are several unexplained things in the galaxy, Earth, and space, and therefore current research is made with scratches on the surface. The exact ray of origins may soon be found by scientists. They are searching for the energy source, considering several potential origins of the galaxy.
Cosmic radiation is produced by highly energetic and speedy atomic particles that travel through space, almost at the speed of light. Sometimes, it reaches us just like other low-level radiation that people are regularly exposed to, and it is not dangerous to harm.