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CACTUS (Converted Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Using Solar-2) was a ground based Air Cherenkov Telescope (ACT) located outside Daggett, California, near Barstow. [1]

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Air shower (physics)

An air shower is an extensive (many kilometres wide) cascade of ionized particles and electromagnetic radiation produced in the atmosphere when a primary cosmic ray (i.e. one of extraterrestrial origin) enters the atmosphere.

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Barstow, California

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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Cherenkov radiation

Cherenkov radiation, also known as Vavilov–Cherenkov radiation, is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium.

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Daggett, California

Daggett is an unincorporated community located in San Bernardino County, California in the United States.

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Gamma-ray astronomy

Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical observation of gamma rays,Astronomical literature generally hyphenates "gamma-ray" when used as an adjective, but uses "gamma ray" without a hyphen for the noun.

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IACT stands for Imaging Atmospheric (or Air) Cherenkov Telescope or Technique.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

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Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International, is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, USA.

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The Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE), is a gamma ray detector located near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The Solar Project

The Solar Project consists of the Solar One, Solar Two and Solar Tres solar thermal power plants based in the Mojave Desert, USA and Andalucía, Spain.

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Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray

In astroparticle physics, an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray (UHECR) is a cosmic ray particle with a kinetic energy greater than eV, far beyond both its rest mass and energies typical of other cosmic ray particles.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis), is a major public research university and one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CACTUS

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