Can Cosmic Strangelets Reach the Earth?

Shibaji Banerjee, Sanjay K. Ghosh, Sibaji Raha, Debapriyo Syam
2000 Physical Review Letters  
The mechanism for the propagation of strangelets with low baryon number through the atmosphere of the Earth has been explored. It has been shown that under suitable initial conditions, such strangelets may indeed reach depths near mountain altitudes with mass numbers and charges close to the observed values in cosmic ray experiments.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.85.1384 pmid:10970510 fatcat:baldj7odmvahrpvhqjlrigqr4i