Pierre Auger Observatory in 2007's top science stories
|The Pierre Auger Collaboration's correlation between active
galactic nuclei and the highest-energy cosmic rays that hit earth was among the media's favorite scientific
breakthroughs in 2007. The result made the cover of Science on Nov. 9.
Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory made a lasting impression on the scientific community in 2007.
The announcement by the Pierre Auger Collaboration that active galactic nuclei were the most likely source for the
highest-energy cosmic rays that hit the earth made the list of breakthroughs and top science stories for
several science media organizations.
The journal Science listed the
correlation third among all
scientific breakthroughs of the year.
The editors at Nature magazine picked it as one of their
favorite stories of
the year not published in Nature.
The American Institute of Physics named it as one of
the top 10 physics news stories of
Physics World's best news stories in 2007 featured the
about the source of highest-energy cosmic rays.