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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Gamma-Ray Observatory.,
  • Gamma ray astronomy.,
  • Space astronomy.,
  • Gamma rays.,
  • Scientific satellites.

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SeriesNP -- 124., NP (Series) -- 124.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16839085M

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Gamma-rays of cosmic origin are a manifestation of the most energetic phenomena in our Universe. Many astrophysical sources emit gamma-rays including . Aug 14,  · SAS 2 and Cos B, launched in the s, made the first surveys of the gamma-ray sky, followed by the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory in and more recently by INTEGRAL in Blazars, pulsars, and many unidentified sources in our galaxy are the gamma-ray emitters. With the launch of the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory by NASA in , astronomers began to identify many more bursts and to learn more about them (Figure ). Approximately once per day, the NASA satellite detected a flash of gamma rays somewhere in the sky that lasted from a fraction of a second to several hundred seconds. Nov 11,  · I will review the current status of the MAGIC Observatory for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy, and present the results of recent measurements of three sources: the Crab nebula, Mkn (z = ), and 1ES+ (z = ).I will also outline the construction of the second MAGIC Telescope, to start with data taking in Cited by:

This is the most complete, comprehensive, and up-to-date monograph on the physics of gamma-ray bursts, by one of the leading experts in the field, which will be an invaluable resource both for the advanced researchers and for those wishing to gain an overview of one of the most exciting topics in contemporary astrophysics.'Cited by: 8. In gamma-ray astronomy the exciting and often controversial nature of the results underlines the importance of the forthcoming launch of SAS-B, the first orbiting y-ray observatory. As Bruno Rossi reminds us (p. I), the Symposium occurred almost exactly . During its High Energy Astronomy Observatory program in , NASA announced plans to build a "great observatory" for gamma-ray astronomy. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) was designed to take advantage of the major advances in detector technology during the s, and was launched in The satellite carried four major instruments which have greatly improved the spatial and temporal resolution of gamma-ray observations. Jan 20,  · But with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC) in Mexico, which was completed a few years ago, physicists are now able to .