Compton–Getting effect

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A small deviation from uniformity in the distribution of cosmic rays across the sky, caused by our Solar System's motion around the Galaxy at 200 km/s. More cosmic rays should be observed in the direction of travel, but the effect is below the sensitivity of current instruments. It is named after the American physicists Arthur Holly Compton (1892–1962) and Ivan Alexander Getting (1912–2003), who discussed it in 1935.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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