JEM EUSO The thin blue line


Although our daily appreciation of the sky around us does not allow us to see them with the naked eye, every second our planet is bombarded by an infinite number of subatomic particles from outer space called cosmic rays.

The spearhead research into cosmic radiation is the JEM EUSO project. A telescope that whilst orbiting our planet aboard the International Space Station, will observe the Earth’s atmosphere and the phenomena that occur in it when cosmic rays of higher energy collide with air molecules.

Directed by: Daniel Vega

Produced by: 291 Science Films

Style: Scientific reportage

Duration: 14 minutes

Format: HD 1080p

Sound: Stereo

Released: Oct-2011

Awards and nominations for JEM EUSO

Second prize in the second contest of scientific outreach CPAN (National Center for Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Nuclear)


Finalist in the sixteenth edition of international festival of scientific films “Vedere the Scienza”. Milano.


Selected to be projected in the first international festival of scientific films in the National University of Colombia.


JEM EUSO: THE THIN BLUE LINE is being shown as part of the 2012 European Science TV and New Media Festival at16:37 on Sunday 15th July 2012. A full festival programme can be found here.

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