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In the past years an increasing number of physicists have turned to the investigation of cosmic rays. One reason for this (not often mentioned officially) is that cosmic ray work can be as adventurous as big game hunting. Cosmic radiation is influenced by the magnetic field of the earth and it is different near the equator, in the temperate zones, and near the polar regions. Thus good reasons can be found for a cosmic ray expedition to any part of the globe.
Cosmic ray research has been among the liveliest and most controversial subjects of pure physics in recent years. At a meeting in England last year the author submitted for discussion a theory that cosmic radiation originated within our own solar system. He explains it here.