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.
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gamma-ray astronomy

n
(Astronomy) the investigation of cosmic gamma rays, such as those from quasars
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The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility is scheduled for launch in August, 1998, and will join NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Compton Gamma-ray Observatory in exploring the universe.
Testing a link between GRBs and galaxies has been difficult because the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (the principal GRB finder) can only pinpoint the events' celestial coordinates to an accuracy of several degrees.