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Building on the success of TIGER (launched in 2001 and 2003), Super-TIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) is a collaboration among Washington University in St. Louis, Goddard Space Flight Center, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Minnesota.  The instrument will be sent into the upper atmosphere above Antarctica via Long-Duration Balloon (LDB) to collect data in order to study the origin of cosmic rays. Specifically, the data will be used to test the emerging model of cosmic-ray origins as well as models for determining which particles will be accelerated.

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A presentation on Super-TIGER was given by Brian Rauch, Ph.D. at the 2012 COSPAR conference in Mysore, India.

Download the presentation here!
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Cosmic Rays

What are Cosmic Rays?

The term “cosmic rays” is actually misleading as they are not rays at all. In the early 1900s, when cosmic rays were first discovered, they were thought to be made of electromagnetic radiation. However, within a few decades, experimental data showed that cosmic rays were actually made from pieces of atoms: protons, electrons, and atomic nuclei.

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