P1_5 Martian muon decay

Daniel Cornwell, Tom Sewart, Luke Partridge, Domingo Armengol Arcas, Callum Wilcox


One of the first pieces of evidence for Einstein's theory of special relativity was the apparent detection of muons at the surface of earth. We consider the same effect but using a Martian atmosphere. We calculate that the time taken to traverse the Troposphere is $t_{actual} = 1.3\times 10^{-5}$s after allowing for relativity. Lastly, we find that the number of muon's detectable is $\sim0.26\%$.

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