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Astroparticle recall 100 years - VHANESSA Expedition  (Created: 2012-01-19)


In a small town in northern Italy a group of astronomers called G.A.T. - Gruppo Astronomico Tradatese - has organized a recall of the discovery of cosmic rays by Victor F. Hess exactly 100 years ago.

The expedition, named VHANESSA (Victor Hess Airballoon New Expedition Searching Signal of Astroparticles), consisted of 14 people on two hot air balloons, with the aim to repeat one of the experiments that V. Hess did in 1911 - 1912.

(January 19, 2012)



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