Galactic cosmic rays come from outside the solar system. They are subatomic particles — mainly protons but also some heavy nuclei — accelerated to almost light speed by distant supernova explosions. In collisions between primary cosmic rays and interstellar hydrogen, charged mesons (mostly pions) are produced. These pions have half-lives of about two hundred-millionths of a second and decay through muons to produce electrons and neutrinos. The electrons travel along spiral paths in the galactic magnetic field and so generate synchrotron radiation (q.v.), which is detected by radio telescopes.
Trailer for BAYOU MAHARAJAH, a feature-length documentary on the life and times of James Booker.
World Premiere at SXSW, March 2013.
Winner of Oxford American Best Southern Film Award, May 2013.
Winner of New Orleans Film Festival's Audience Award and Jury Mention, October 2013.
Winner of Fairhope Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, November 2013.
OffBeat Magazine's Best Use of A Musician To Promote New Orleans prize, January 2014.
Recipient of Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' Documentary of the Year, March 2014.
Camera, Editing, Sound Recording: Eric Laws
Created for a live theater performance "Shipwrecked" during New Orleans Fringe Fest 2009
Actor: Anastacia Ternasky
Live Music: Lawrence Benjamin/Morella & the Wheels Of If
Shot with HVX 200
PA Lisa Ternasky