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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("High Energy Stereoscopic System") observatory will continue to define the forefront of ground-based gamma ray astronomy and will allow deeper understanding of known high-energy cosmic sources such as supermassive black holes, pulsars and supernovae, and the search for new classes of high-energy cosmic sources.
In these proceedings of the conference of July 2004, contributors describe their research in high energy astrophysics in their connection with high-energy gamma ray astronomy, with several describing results from the recent installation of the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS).