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Do the suns xrays reach earth?

  1. Nov 13, 2004 #1
    sorry if this sounds like a very stupid question but it was hard finding the information that i was looking for.

    The sun emits x-rays.
    Does those x-rays "travel" (get through the atmosphere) to earth? Dont know.
    If so, Then how strong is the X-Ray here on earth?
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 13, 2004 #2
    As far as I understand, X-rays from outer space that reaches Earth are mostly absorbed by the atmosphere. That's why most cosmic X-ray detectors are out there in the satellites so as to collect more data.
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