A proposed resolution in the Kansas Senate would lend the state's support to an international study of cosmic rays.

A proposed resolution in the Kansas Senate would lend the state's support to an international study of cosmic rays.


The resolution was on the agenda Wednesday, when Kansas lawmakers convene for their wrap-up session following a monthlong break.


The measure would affirm the state's support for the Pierre Auger Observatory project being developed near the southeast Colorado town of Lamar. A site in Argentina is also involved.


The study focuses on the effects of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays that impact the Earth.


Scientists chose the Colorado site for its low population and minimal light pollution, which would interfere with the research.


Kansas legislators would like to form a task force of scientists and researchers at state universities to support the Colorado project.