This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Cosmic rays hitting Earth

Cosmic rays hitting Earth

A025/0010

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Cosmic rays. Artwork of cosmic rays from an energetic astronomical event (lower right) hitting Earth's atmosphere (at centre) and causing an "air shower" of subatomic particles (upper left). The air shower is produced when a cosmic ray collides with a particle high in Earth's atmosphere. The collision creates a stream of new particles, some of which collide with other atmospheric particles, giving rise to the shower effect. Detection of these showers allows information to be gathered on the source of the cosmic rays, which may be a gamma ray burst (GRB), supernova or a quasar.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}