By Michael W. Friedlander
Tells the long-running detective tale in the back of the invention and examine of cosmic rays. A subject of his tale is the expertise of detection, for snaring a proton relocating approximately at gentle velocity is 'no suggest trick."
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The cause of Io’s inﬂuence has not yet been found, but it should be noted that Io is well inside Jupiter’s trapped electron region, in contrast to our moon, whose orbit places it about ten times farther out than our outer radiation belt. The inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars do not have magnetic ﬁelds that are strong enough to support radiation belts, but large numbers of trapped particles have been detected around Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, —54— t h e e a rt h ’ s m a g n e t i c i n f l u e n c e which do have strong ﬁelds.
For negative particles, the effect would be reversed. 4. The results of Compton’s survey, showing cosmic ray intensity at sea level for various geomagnetic latitudes. The four curves represent data taken during different seasons. (Adapted from Physical Review 52 : p. ) —44— t h e e a rt h ’ s m a g n e t i c i n f l u e n c e rected to the east. Conﬁrmation of the east-west effect came in 1938 from measurements carried out by Thomas H. Johnson of the Bartol Foundation and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
S. satellites were launched in February and March 1958, carrying Geiger counters to monitor cosmic rays. 6), surprised everyone with its early results; the signals telemetered back to Earth were quite different from what had been expected. 6. James A. Van Allen performing preﬂight tests on his radiation detectors, which were used in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory spacecraft Pioneer IV, launched in March 1959. These detectors, and similar ones on Pioneer III, launched in December 1958, provided the ﬁrst radial scans of the largescale structures of the inner and outer radiation belts, then only recently discovered.
A Thin Cosmic Rain: Particles From Outer Space by Michael W. Friedlander