gamma-ray astronomy


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gamma-ray astronomy

n.
The branch of astronomy that uses observations of emissions in the gamma-ray part of electromagnetic spectrum to study extraterrestrial sources such as stars and galaxies.

gamma-ray astronomy

n
(Astronomy) the investigation of cosmic gamma rays, such as those from quasars
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In these proceedings from the conference of June 2005, contributors describe their work in high-energy astrophysics, particle acceleration, x-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy and gamma-ray bursts.
Through the use of orbiting satellites, the science of gamma-ray astronomy has recently been revolutionized.
Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2d: 2004: Heidelberg, Germany) Ed.
Piro and Harrison presented their teams' findings April 4 at a meeting on gamma-ray astronomy in Baltimore.
The first gamma-ray astronomy satellite was Explorer 11, launched in 1961.
Beginning in the 1970s, gamma-ray astronomy launched a comeback.
The rise of radio astronomy also helped awaken researchers to the need to develop instruments capable of operating beyond the range of visible light and helped inaugurate the era of microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy.