Mysterious Cosmic Rays Are Shooting Out Of Antarctica – And It’s Left Scientists Completely Baffled

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Way back in 2006, a group of scientists inflated a giant balloon intended to float over Antarctica. Kitted out with sophisticated equipment, the inflatable was launched in order to detect high-energy particles arriving on Earth from space. While it was in the air, though, the balloon observed something peculiar. And now the scientific consensus of the past century or so is being called into question.

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