AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 54 Supernovae, Novae, and Cataclysmic Variables
Oral, Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, January 9, 2006, Salon 3

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[54.07] Origin of Cosmic Rays

M. M. Shapiro (University of Maryland)

The subject of cosmic ray origin is frequently treated as though it were a complete mystery. This is true for the highest-energy cosmic rays -- those exceeding 1018 eV. While these are of great interest, they comprise a tiny fraction of the cosmic ray nuclei arriving at Earth. For the cosmic rays with the highest intensity (flux), the connection with supernova shocks has been cogently argued for a half-century, by V.L. Ginzburg and others. Evidence for this is reviewed.

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