THOMSON - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) University of Utah scientists closer to pinpointing origin of cosmic rays <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">University of Utah scientists closer to pinpointing origin of cosmic rays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T08:02:23.161-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scientists at the University of Utah have taken an important step toward understanding where ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays come from and how they become so charged. The U.’s $25 million Telescope Array in the desert near Delta points to a “hot spot” just below the Big Dipper as the possible mysterious source of the rays, which are the highest-energy particles in the universe. “We can’t say we’ve found the answer, but believe me, this is a major step on the way,” said Gordon Thomson, professor of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:02:23 MDT