COMPTEL all-sky image of 26Al gamma rays
January 8, 2013
This all-sky map shows the gamma-ray emission produced by the radioactive decay of 26Al, tracing regions with massive young stars throughout the Milky Way. This image was produced using data gathered by the COMPTEL instrument aboard NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory from 1991-2000. Date: 26 Nov 2010 Satellite: COMPTEL Depicts: Galactic Emission Copyright: From Plüschke et al, 2001.
Topics: Physics, Astronomy, Spacecraft, Gamma-ray astronomy, Radioactive decay, Milky Way, Gamma ray, Spaceflight, Goddard Space Flight Center, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, Space telescopes