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NZ scientists explore origins of cosmic rays

John Kerr posted in on April 19th, 2012.

Buried more than 2 kilometers deep in the ice under the South Pole, the IceCube neutrino detector seems like an unlikely place to find a window to the universe. But with the help of some Kiwi scientists, the IceCube and the tiny “ghostly” particles it detects are revealing the sources of high energy cosmic rays […]

Radio NZ: Space scientist Sir Ian Axford dies

Peter Griffin posted in on March 17th, 2010.

New Zealand scientist Sir Ian Axford has died aged 77. He worked on space probes, and was an expert on comets and cosmic rays. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Sir Ian worked on many American and European space probes, such as Voyager and Giotto, designing robot craft and calculating orbits. “He was an expert […]

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