Now lets get back to our topic after having in mind that our capabilities and resources are too limited.Around 1924, Louise de Broglie found out 'The dual nature of Matter'.He said even matter behaves like a wave and a particle in different conditions. He suggested that there was a wave connected with a moving particle. The length of that wave, as he said, is equal to:
The formula shows that a particle of smaller velocity and smaller mass is characterised by the longer wavelength.This mean that the wave pattern of bodies with smaller momentum (m.v) can be seen while those having large momentum can not be seen with our eyes.The electrons behave exactly as light when they are exited.George Paget Thomson (JJ Thomson's son) conducted a different experiment and also proved the wave structure of the electrons. He was bombarding thin (about 10-5 cm) gold foil by a beam of electrons having high velocity. While the electrons were going through the foil, the diffraction occurred. Thomson observed the diffraction rings on the screen behind the foil.Thus the scientists concluded that even matter has wave pattern.If we look at the formula, the particle must have some velocity to be seen as a wave.If the particle is not moving, moment would be zero and its wavelength would be infinity.
Now we can draw the following inference - Mass can travel in a wave form if supplied with proper momentum.Now let us see the following verse where ALLAH describes 'Cosmic rays' - "(ALLAH) Rules the cosmic affair from the heavens to the Earth. Then this affair travels to Him in one day, at a measure of one thousand years of what you count." (32:5)
Now lets know some interesting facts about cosmic rays as studied by the scientists.Scientists at NASA divide Cosmic rays into
- Galactic Cosmic rays - Galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) come from outside the solar system but generally from within our Milky Way galaxy. GCRs are atomic nuclei from which all of the surrounding electrons have been stripped away during their high-speed passage through the galaxy. They have probably been accelerated within the last few million years, and have traveled many times across the galaxy, trapped by the galactic magnetic field.GCRs have been accelerated to nearly the speed of light (note that even light has the dual charater of wave and particle).As they travel through the very thin gas of Interstellar space, some of the GCRs interact and emit gamma rays, which is how we know that they pass through the Milky Way and other galaxies.
The elemental makeup of GCRs has been studied in detail , and is very similar to the composition of the Earth and solar system. but studies of the composition of the Isotopes GCRs may indicate the that the seed population for GCRs is neither the interstellar gas nor the shards of giant stars that went supernova. This is an area of current study.
- Anomalous cosmic rays - Rays coming from the interstellar space.
- Solar energetic particles - Associated with solar flares and other energetic solar events.
What are these Cosmic rays? Can it be Angels or something else sent down by God which govern and manage the universe on his behalf? Quran says angels are made up of light.They perfectly fit into the properties of 'Cosmic rays' and that they are silently carrying out their duty for ALLAH.
(Next article would be - Cosmic rays as messengers from the Black holes)