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Cosmic rays from solar system

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #1

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021031071017.htm

    ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2002) — WASHINGTON - Researchers have found that a portion of anomalous cosmic rays -- charged particles accelerated to enormous energies by the solar wind -- results from interactions with dust grains from a belt of comet-sized objects near Pluto's orbit. These objects make up what is known as the Kuiper Belt, a remnant of the formation of the solar system.
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2008 #2
    Here's the actual Geophysical Research Letters paper...

    The Outer Source of Pickup Ions and Anomalous Cosmic Rays
    http://people.bu.edu/nathanas/pub/OuterSource.pdf
     
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