Latest Gamma ray Stories

2014-08-30 07:29:17

Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae.

Hurricane Julio Gamma Ray Flash
2014-08-08 02:00:26

NASA's Fermi and Aqua satellites captured two different views of bursts of strength show by Hurricane Julio as it intensified. NASA's Fermi satellite saw a gamma-ray flash from Julio, while NASA's Aqua satellite saw Julio become more structurally organized as a hurricane.

white dwarf star in V407 Cygni
2014-07-31 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common

artist rendering of GRB 130925A
2014-07-13 04:08:40

A long-lasting gamma-ray burst that was first observed last year contained traits similar to those expected from explosions of some of the earliest stars in the universe, claims a new study appearing in The Astrophysical Journal.

Middle Drum
2014-07-10 04:29:16

All across the Universe high-energy charged particles are found racing in all directions. The source of these particles, collectively called cosmic rays, is masked by the interstellar magnetic field that bends their paths, making them nearly impossible to directly trace.

2014-07-07 23:04:20

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Radiation Detection Markets: 2014-2021” to its store.

2014-06-24 23:02:26

The report also includes eight-year (volume and value) forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors,

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Found To Be Safe Using Simulations
2014-06-05 03:36:37

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood.

McDonald Observatory Sees Light From Huge Explosion 12 Billion Years Ago
2014-06-05 03:04:01

Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago — shortly after the Big Bang — recently reached Earth and was visible in the sky.

Gamma-ray Burst
2014-05-01 04:41:32

An international team of astronomers has for the first time measured circular polarization in the afterglow of gamma-ray bursts, the powerful flashes of radiation originating from massive dying stars as they collapse into black holes.

Latest Gamma ray Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:43

Gamma-Ray Astronomy -- Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical study of gamma rays. Long before experiments could detect gamma rays emitted by cosmic sources, scientists had known that the universe should be producing these photons. Work by Feenberg and Primakoff in 1948, Hayakawa and Hutchinson in 1952, and, especially, Morrison in 1958 had led scientists to believe that a number of different processes which were occurring in the universe would result in gamma-ray emission. These...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Hypernova -- A hypernova is a theoretical type of supernova produced when exceptionally large stars collapse at the end of their lifespan. In a hypernova, the core of the star collapses directly into a black hole and two extremely energetic jets of plasma are emitted from its rotational poles at nearly light speed. These jets emit intense gamma rays, and are a candidate explanation for gamma ray bursts. Theorists have come up with several plausible explanations for hypernovae. It may...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.