cosmic-ray shower

noun

Definition of cosmic-ray shower

: a shower of ionizing particles originating in bombardment by a single cosmic ray that reveals itself by leaving tracks in a cloud chamber or by actuating a counting tube

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“Cosmic-ray shower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosmic-ray%20shower. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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