Particle tracks and astronomy device

Particle tracks and astronomy device

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Credit: MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Particle tracks and cosmology. Computer illustrat- ion of subatomic particle tracks (yellow) on an artwork from Kepler's Cosmographic Mystery (1596) and a nebula. The tracks result from charged particles moving through a bubble chamber contain- ing a superheated liquid. Ionisation of the liquid by the particles causes it to boil, so that tracks of tiny bubbles are left in their wake. Each particle makes a distinct track, such as the spirals of electrons and positrons. Nebulae are astronomical features formed of giant gas and dust clouds. Kepler's diagram demonstrated the supposed planetary orbits. Particle physics has shown the basic structure of the atoms forming the universe.

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Keywords: art, astronomy, astronomy art, bubble chamber, cosmographic mystery, cosmology, electron, equipment, nebula, particle, particle physics, particle track, particle tracks, particle tracks art, positron, subatomic particles

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