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Publication details for Prof Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Wolfendale, A. W. (2003). Cosmic ray origin: the way ahead. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 29(5): 787-800.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Despite their discovery being 90 years ago cosmic rays are still
characterised by their uncertain masses at high energy and their
uncertain origin. This paper deals with the origin problem. The case is
put for the majority of the particles being of galactic origin-a
generally accepted-result. Specific models are put forward for the
galactic mechanism and that for the minority extragalactic component.

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