The History of Cosmic Ray Studies
2000 - 2009
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- Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched to measure the
temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation over the full
sky with unprecedented accuracy.
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- Genesis spacecraft was launched on a mission to collect solar wind
- Launch of the Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics cna
Dynamics (TIMED) mission to study the influence of the Sun and humans
on the thermosphere/ionosphere and mesosphere.
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- Launch of the Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager
(RHESSI) spacecraft to study solar flares
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- A massive NASA balloon launched from Lynn Lake, Manitoba carrying
a solar and heliospheric experiment called Low Energy Electrons (LEE)
and establishing a new record for balloon volume: 60 million cubic
- The SOlar Radiation and CLimate Experiment (SORCE) was launched to
measure solar irradiance and the solar spectrum.
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