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When the cosmic ray muons rain, they pour ... in the MicroBooNE liquid-argon time projection chamber. Photo: Jason St. John, everyday objects, neutrino, detector

When the cosmic ray muons rain, they pour … in the MicroBooNE liquid-argon time projection chamber.

If you have ever tried to watch a movie or listen to music on a plane, then you know the problem well: The roar of the engines makes it difficult to hear what’s being piped through the speakers — even when those speakers are situated in or on your ear.