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I have come across things like "cloud chambers" that when operated, you see a cloud-like form being periodically disturbed by impacts by cosmic rays that interact with the cloud. By moving a magnet near it you can affect the path of the cosmic rays. The books that I have read on cosmic rays tend to be vague about their quantity and energies. My question is: Suppose you are at the equator, at sea level and you lab has one foot thick concrete walls and roof. Suppose further that you have a "magic material" that is in the form of a 1 meter square flat sheet laying on the ground. The "magic material" captures all cosmic rays, primary and secondary, that has an effective charge and reports the cumulative energy gathered in a second. What would the average energy per second be reported by the material be in an average year? Thanks.
Re: Cosmic ray power question
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