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Pierre Auger Observatory 2021 Open Data. Release 1.0.0

Pierre Auger Collaboration


The Pierre Auger Collaboration is releasing 10% of the data recorded since 2004 using the world's largest cosmic ray detector, the Pierre Auger Observatory, located in Argentina, in the Province of Mendoza. These data are being made available publicly with the expectation that they will be used by a wide and diverse community including professional and citizen-scientists and for educational and outreach initiatives. Operation of the Pierre Auger Observatory, by a Collaboration of about 400 scientists from over 90 institutions in 18 countries across the world, has enabled the properties of the highest-energy cosmic rays to be determined with unprecedented precision. These cosmic rays are predominantly the nuclei of the common elements and reach the Earth from astrophysical sources. The data from the Observatory have been used to show that the highest-energy particles have an extra-galactic origin. Cosmic rays are observed indirectly, through extensive air-showers of secondary particles produced by the interaction of the incoming cosmic ray with the atmosphere. The Surface Detector of the Observatory covers 3000 km² and comprises an array of particle detectors, separated by 1500 m. ... mehr

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4487613
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Publikationstyp Forschungsdaten
Publikationsjahr 2021
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000155861
HGF-Programm 51.13.03 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Auger
Lizenz Creative Commons Namensnennung – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International
Schlagwörter cosmic ray, ultra high energy, Pierre Auger Observatory
Art der Forschungsdaten Dataset
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