The extreme universe of cosmic rays: Observations from space

Scarsi, L. (2001) The extreme universe of cosmic rays: Observations from space. Il nuovo cimento C, 24 C (4\5). pp. 471-482. ISSN 1826-9885

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The space mission “Extreme Universe Space Observatory—EUSO” is devoted to the investigation of the Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays (EECR with E > 5 × 1019 eV)and of the high energy cosmic neutrino flux. EUSO will observe the streak of UV fluorescence light produced when the particles coming from outer space interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, looking downward from space the dark Earth atmosphere under a 60 degrees full field of view. The fluorescence light will be imaged by a large Fresnel lens optics into a finely segmented focal plane detector. The segmentation and the time resolution adopted will consent to reconstruct the shower arrival direction and energy with high precision. EUSO is a collaborating effort of research groups from Europe, USA and Japan and it has been designed to operate for more than 3 years mission life-time; it is expected to detect of the order of 103/year EECRs with E > 1020 eV and to open a window into the high energy neutrino astronomy. Originally proposed to the European Space Agency as a free-flyer low-earth orbit mission, EUSO has been approved by ESA in March 2000 for an accommodation study on the international space station, with a goal for a flight starting in mid 2006.

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Additional Information: aper presented at the Chacaltaya Meeting on Cosmic Ray Physics, La Paz, Bolivia, July 23-27, 2000. An extended version is being published in the Proceedings of the InternationalWorkshop on “Observing Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays from Space and Earth”, Metepec, Puebla, Mexico, August 9-12, 2000.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays ; Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particles; cosmic rays ; Cosmology ; Conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 10:09
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