EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 172, 2018XLVII International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Cosmic rays and astroparticle physics|
|Published online||26 January 2018|
On muon bundles from the Universe
Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University, 25-406 Kielce, Poland
2 National Centre for Nuclear Research, Department of Fundamental Research, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland
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Published online: 26 January 2018
Recently the CERN ALICE experiment, in its dedicated cosmic ray run, observed muon bundles of very high multiplicities, thereby confirming similar findings from the LEP era at CERN (in the CosmoLEP project). We found significant evidence for anisotropy of arrival directions of the observed high multiplicity muonic bundles. The distribution on celestial sphere and the estimated directionality suggests their possible extragalactic source. We argue that muonic bundles of highest multiplicity are produced by strangelets, hypothetical stable lumps of strange quark matter infiltrating our Universe.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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