Friday, March 4, 2011

Pamela to the Rescue

We leave experts like Tommaso Dorigo to watch over Susy's rotting corpse. Thanks to Universe Today for today's most exciting result: preliminary work from the PAMELA team indicates that hydrogen (protons) and helium nuclei in cosmic rays have different spectra. The paper notes:
These data challenge the current paradigm of cosmic ray acceleration in supernova remnants followed by diffusive propagation in the Galaxy.
That is, the observed speeds of protons and helium nuclei are different. Could anyone email me a copy of the paper?

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