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First Gamma Ray Study Gravitational Lens
2014-01-06 15:27:47

New research from an international team of researchers using NASA's Fermi telescope reports the first-ever gamma ray study of the cosmic phenomenon.

Watch Out Buggles, Black Hole Also Killed The Radio Star
2013-12-20 14:37:23

Scientists had originally believed all gamma-ray bursts were followed by a radio afterglow, so Australian astronomers of the Centre for All-sky Astrophysics at Curtin University and the University of Sydney decided to set out to prove this theory.

Mysterious Radio Bursts May Originate From Nearby Flaring Stars
2013-12-13 04:17:34

Extremely quick, extremely bright radio pulses known as “fast radio bursts” may originate from flaring stars located within our own galaxy, researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics claim in a new study.

Looking At Magnetic Fields Of Gamma-ray Bursts
2013-12-04 16:25:22

A new study using observations from a novel instrument provides the best look to date at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe. An international team of astronomers from Britain, Slovenia and Italy has glimpsed the infrastructure of a burst's high-speed jet.

Research Quality X-rays Could Have Widespread Applications
2013-11-25 08:27:00

Using a compact but powerful laser, a research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed a new way to generate synchrotron X-rays.

Lightning Study To Be The Subject Of NASA Firefly Mission
2013-11-16 04:39:20

NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes.

NASA FireStation Understanding Thunderstorms
2013-11-04 15:33:49

NASA’s FireStation instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is helping scientists learn more about the party taking place inside a thunderstorm.

Radiation Fighting Compound Comes From Cabbage, Cauliflower And Broccoli
2013-10-15 05:03:05

A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables - like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli - has been shown to protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation, according to a new study from Georgetown University Medical Center.


Latest Gamma ray Reference Libraries

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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...

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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...

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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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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