air shower


air shower
noun
: cosmic rays formed into a shower by passage through the atmosphere

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a shower of secondary cosmic radiation, caused by the interaction of cosmic radiation or gamma radiation with the atmosphere.
Also called shower.
[1955-60]

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air shower noun
A flash of light created after a cosmic ray enters the earth's atmosphere
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air shower,
a large number oecondary rays, consisting of electrons, positrons, mesons, and photons, created when a primary cosmic ray enters the atmosphere.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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