Sky Map Showing the Cosmic Ray Flux (image) CNRS Share Print E-Mail Caption The region showing an excess of cosmic rays is circled. The galactic center is at the center of the ellipse. Credit The Pierre Auger Collaboration. Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.