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Clearly, the data we took is in question. We believe the scintillating panel is not securely fastened to the multiplier tube, resulting in the erratic functioning of the scintillator. However, analyzing the data we did accrue.

First a look at some averages…

If we look at the data in the context of time of the different trials in which the data was taken, the blue numbers represent the upper range of uncertainty, while the red numbers represent the lower range of uncertainty. (1 standard deviation)

From first glance, it seems as if the scintillation count average is not statistically different from one time of day to another. This graph shows that the average scintillation count from any time period is within the range of any of the other time periods as well.

Our data does not show an appreciable difference in the scintillation count taken from the different times of day. Presumably, cosmic radiation levels do not vary appreciably throughout the day, given similar meteorological conditions.

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