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Posted by Tisha on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 6:35pm.

Let us assume that the muon production happens at an altitude of about 15 kilometers above the surface of the Earth, and that the produced muons have a velocity of 0.99 c. Thus, in the Earth system, it takes the muon approx. 50500 nanoseconds to reach the surface of the Earth. In a non-relativistic calculation, what is the probability for a muon to reach the surface of the Earth?

Follow up question asks: What is the probability for a muon to reach the surface of the Earth, taking into account time dilation of its mean-life in the Earth system?

mean life:2193 nanoseconds

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