Essay: When Victor Hess Discovered Cosmic Rays in a Hydrogen Balloon
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Essay: When Victor Hess Discovered Cosmic Rays in a Hydrogen Balloon

Innsbruck : Austria | Aug 07, 2012 at 2:40 PM PDT
Source: The New York Times
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Hess, center, departing from Vienna about 1911, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936. Germany Precisely where Victor Hess, his electroscopes and his hot-air balloon touched down is a mystery. What is known is that Hess and his crew of two landed shortly after noon, exactly 100 years ago, in... FULL ARTICLE AT The New York Times
 
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