[STORK, HUH?] Mir? What?

Jeff Bone jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 16 20:26:00 PDT 2003

Light flashes investigated on Mir
16 April 2003

Astronauts often experience random flashes of light when they are in 
space. These flashes are thought to be caused by the interaction of 
energetic cosmic-ray particles with the retina but the exact mechanism 
of this phenomenon has long been a mystery. Now, however, scientists 
have carried out experiments on the Mir space station which suggest 
that two different types of cosmic rays cause the flashes.



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