Observation of a burst of cosmic-rays at energies above 7x10(13)eV
Fegan, David J.
O'Sullivan, Colm T.
American Physical Society
The authors report on an unusual simultaneous increase in the cosmic-ray shower rate at two recording stations separated by 250 km. The event lasted for 20 s. This event was the only one of its kind detected in three years of observation. The duration and structure of this event is different from a recently reported single-station cosmic-ray burst. The simultaneity of the coincident event suggests that it was caused by a burst of cosmic gamma rays. There is a possibility that this event may be related to the largest observed glitch of the pulsar in the Crab Nebula.
Cosmic rays burst , Gamma rays
Fegan, D. J., McBreen, B. and O'Sullivan, C. (1983) 'Observation of a burst of cosmic-rays at energies above 7x10(13)eV', Physical Review Letters, 51(25), 2341-2344 (4pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.51.2341
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