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The answer is blowing in the wind

A source of astoundingly energetic γ-rays associated with a star cluster might provide a clue to a century-old question: where do the cosmic rays that constantly bombard Earth come from?

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Figure 1: Turbulent association.

NASA/JPL–CALTECH/E. CHURCHILL (UNIV. WISCONSIN)

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Butt, Y. The answer is blowing in the wind. Nature 446, 986–987 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/446986a

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