Compton-Getting effect

Compton-Getting effect

[¦käm·tən ′ged·iŋ i′fekt]
(astrophysics)
The sidereal diurnal variation of the intensity of cosmic rays which would be expected from the rotation of the galaxy if cosmic radiation originated in extragalactic regions and was isotropic in intergalactic space, and if this radiation was unaffected at entry to and passage through the galaxy.