Pierre Auger Observatory

Pierre Auger Observatory shares cosmic-ray data with public, students - 3 July 2007

The Pierre Auger Collaboration has begun the public release of one percent of the cosmic-ray events recorded by the Observatory in Argentina. New cosmic-ray data—about 70 events per day—will be posted on a daily basis.

The one-percent release is part of the worldwide Pierre Auger education and outreach program. It will allow teachers to expose students to real scientific data and the breathtaking processes that take place in the cosmos, hurling charged particles toward Earth. Data are provided both as graphical displays and in tabular form. For each cosmic-ray air shower, the Web sites show the energy and direction of the incoming cosmic-ray particle. The public data provides information on cosmic-rays with extremely high energy, up to 5 x 1019 electron volts (eV).

The data and their visualizations are available by clicking on the Event Display link in the Navigation Bar on the right, or by going to Observatorio Pierre Auger Sur.

The full text of the Press Release is found at interactions.org.