JEM-EUSO: Meteor and nuclearite observations

Authors
Bertaina, M.; Cellino, A.; Ronga, F.; Adams, J. H.; Ahmad, S.; Albert, J. N.; Allard, D.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andreev, V.; Anzalone, A.; Arai, Y.; Asano, K.; Ave Pernas, M.; Baragatti, P.; Barrillon, P.; Batsch, T.; Bayer, J.; Bechini, R.; Belenguer, T.; Bellotti, R.; Belov, K.; Berlind, A. A.; Biermann, P. L.; Biktemerova, S.; Blaksley, C.; Blanc, N.; Blecki, J.; Blin Bondil, S.; Supanitsky, Alberto Daniel; The JEM-EUSO Collaboration
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Meteor and fireball observations are key to the derivation of both the inventory and physical characterization of small solar system bodies orbiting in the vicinity of the Earth. For several decades, observation of these phenomena has only been possible via ground-based instruments. The proposed JEM-EUSO mission has the potential to become the first operational space-based platform to share this capability. In comparison to the observation of extremely energetic cosmic ray events, which is the primary objective of JEM-EUSO, meteor phenomena are very slow, since their typical speeds are of the order of a few tens of km/sec (whereas cosmic rays travel at light speed). The observing strategy developed to detect meteors may also be applied to the detection of nuclearites, which have higher velocities, a wider range of possible trajectories, but move well below the speed of light and can therefore be considered as slow events for JEM-EUSO. The possible detection of nuclearites greatly enhances the scientific rationale behind the JEM-EUSO mission.
Fil: Bertaina, M.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Cellino, A.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Ronga, F.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Adams, J. H.. University of Alabama in Huntsville; Estados Unidos
Fil: Ahmad, S.. Ecole Polytechnique; Francia
Fil: Albert, J. N.. Univ Paris-Sud; Francia
Fil: Allard, D.. Univ Paris Diderot; Francia
Fil: Anchordoqui, L.. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Estados Unidos
Fil: Andreev, V.. University of California; Estados Unidos
Fil: Anzalone, A.. Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Palermo; Italia
Fil: Arai, Y.. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK); Japón
Fil: Asano, K.. Tokyo Institute of Technology; Japón
Fil: Ave Pernas, M.. Universidad de Alcalá; España
Fil: Baragatti, P.. UTIU, Dipartimento di Ingegneria; Italia
Fil: Barrillon, P.. Univ Paris-Sud; Francia
Fil: Batsch, T.. National Centre for Nuclear Research; Polonia
Fil: Bayer, J.. University of Tubingen; Alemania
Fil: Bechini, R.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Belenguer, T.. Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA; España
Fil: Bellotti, R.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Belov, K.. University of California; Estados Unidos
Fil: Berlind, A. A.. Vanderbilt University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Biermann, P. L.. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Alemania
Fil: Biktemerova, S.. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; Rusia
Fil: Blaksley, C.. Univ Paris Diderot; Francia
Fil: Blanc, N.. Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM; Suiza
Fil: Blecki, J.. Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK); Polonia
Fil: Blin Bondil, S.. Ecole Polytechnique; Francia
Fil: Supanitsky, Alberto Daniel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciónes Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio. - Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio; Argentina
Fil: The JEM-EUSO Collaboration.
Subject
Meteors
Nuclearites
JEM-EUSO
Space detectors
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
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Repository
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Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
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