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Gamma ray astrophysics

F. W. Stecker

Gamma ray astrophysics

by F. W. Stecker

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Published by Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md .
Written in English


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Photocopy.

StatementF. W. Stecker.
SeriesTechnical memorandum / U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- X-70759, Preprint / Goddard Space Flight Center -- X-602-74-272
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Open LibraryOL14862421M

  The new pixel-based silicon detector technology could be used on next-generation gamma-ray observatories to detect highly energetic photons emanating from the most powerful events in . The Schwarzschild-Couder telescope, located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona, detected gamma-ray showers from the Crab Nebula in early , proving the viability of the technology design for gamma-ray astrophysics. Photo: Amy C. Oliver, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy. The first part discusses the basic theoretical and observational topics related to black hole astrophysics; the optics.   Gamma-rays coming from space are mostly absorbed by the Earth's gamma-ray astronomy could not develop until it was possible to get our detectors above all or most of the atmosphere, using balloons or spacecraft. The first gamma-ray telescope carried into orbit, on the Explorer XI satellite in , picked up fewer than cosmic gamma-ray photons.

Gamma-ray astronomy, study of astronomical objects and phenomena that emit gamma rays. Gamma-ray telescopes are designed to observe high-energy astrophysical systems, including stellar coronas, white dwarf stars, neutron stars, black holes, supernova remnants, clusters of galaxies, and diffuse gamma-ray background radiation found along the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy. A Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor for GLAST, A. von Kienlin, et al., in Proc. of the 4th INTEGRAL Workshop, Alicante, Spain, September Public Documents The following is a list of public documents related to the GBM project. Printable versions of some documents may .


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This is the most complete, comprehensive, and up-to-date monograph on the physics of gamma-ray bursts, by one of the leading experts in the field, which will be an invaluable resource both for the advanced researchers and for those wishing to gain an overview of one of the most exciting topics in contemporary astrophysics.'Cited by:   Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book 11) - Kindle edition by Weekes, T.C.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book 11).Manufacturer: CRC Press.

This book is a fully updated new edition of the authors' earlier volume published inwhich covers both the background science and the current state of the art in the field of gamma ray astronomy. The emphasis is on the astronomy and astrophysics of known sources of cosmic gamma-rays outside the solar by:   Gamma-ray Bursts (Cambridge Astrophysics Book 51) - Kindle edition by Kouveliotou, Chryssa, Wijers, Ralph A.

J., Woosley, Stan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gamma-ray Bursts (Cambridge Astrophysics Book 51).

Utilizing the latest research, Gamma-ray Bursts is an essential desktop companion for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics." Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device Price: $   Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy summarizes the status of gamma-ray astronomy at energies between 30MeV and 50TeV at a critical point in the development of the discipline: the hiatus between the demise of the EGRET telescope and the launch of the next generation of space telescopes.

Starting with an overview of the astrophysics of the. Gamma-ray bursts (GRB’s), short and intense pulses of low-energy γ rays, have fascinated astronomers and astrophysicists since their unexpected discovery in the late sixties. During the last decade, several space missions—BATSE (Burst and Transient Source Experiment) on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, BeppoSAX and now HETE II (High-Energy Transient Explorer)—together with ground.

Andrew Levan is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at The University of Warwick. He has spent most of his career focussing on the origins of gamma-ray bursts and their use as cosmic probes, utilising a wide range of ground- and space-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Models for gamma-ray burst progenitors and central engines S. Woosley; Jets and gamma-ray burst unification schemes J. Granot and E. Ramirez-Ruiz; High-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos E. Waxman; Long gamma-ray burst host galaxies and their environments J.

Fynbo, D. Malesani and P. Jakobsson; Dr. Colleen Wilson-Hodge has 28 years of experience working in gamma-ray astronomy at NASA. She is currently Principal Investigator of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM). Her early work focused on timing and spectral properties of accreting pulsars and X-ray transients with BATSE, Chandra, INTEGRAL, Suzaku, RXTE, and continues with Fermi.

Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical observation of gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation, with photon energies above ion below keV is classified as X-rays and is the subject of X-ray astronomy.

In most known cases, gamma rays from solar flares and Earth's atmosphere are generated in the MeV range, but it is now known that gamma rays in the GeV.

Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Team National Space, Science, and Technology Center (NSSTC) Our group includes scientists and engineers from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

We are actively involved in several projects which are designed to investigate the high energy regime of our Solar. Joshua S. Bloom's What Are Gamma Ray Bursts is the second book in the Princeton University Press Frontiers in Physics Series.

It shares the same concise and compact format as the earlier volume on the First Stars and Galaxies in the Universe, Reviews: 5.

This book presents the most updated review of our current knowledge of cosmic gamma-ray sources. Besides chapters devoted to each type of known gamma-ray emitting object, it provides a self-contained introduction to gamma-ray astrophysics, including a description of the relevant physical processes, a guide through the basic phenomenology, and the prospects for further advances.5/5(1).

Gamma rays are produced in the disintegration of radioactive atomic nuclei and in the decay of certain subatomic commonly accepted definitions of the gamma-ray and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum include some wavelength overlap, with gamma-ray radiation having wavelengths that are generally shorter than a few tenths of an angstrom (10 −10 metre) and gamma-ray.

BATSE is providing the most comprehensive and sensitive observations of gamma-ray bursts since their accidental discovery by nuclear bomb detection satellites over 25 years ago. Other discoveries that BATSE has made since launch involve black hole, neutron star systems, and pulsars within the Galaxy.

BATSE was a high energy astrophysics experiment in orbit around Earth on NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. The primary objective of BATSE was to study the phenomenon of gamma-ray bursts, although the detectors also recorded data from pulsars, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, soft gamma repeaters, black holes, and other exotic astrophysical objects.

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Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, April 5, - June 4, It served well all who used it Overview Publications Archive XTE/BATSE Accreting Pulsars Table Hunting for Pulsars External Links.

The full-sky viewing of BATSE enabled the nearly continuous observation of all pulsars brighter than about 15 mCrab. The INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) is a space telescope for observing gamma rays of energies up to 8 MeV. It was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) into Earth orbit inand is designed to provide imaging and spectroscopy of cosmic sources.

In the MeV energy range, it is the most sensitive gamma ray observatory in space. High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy Book Summary: The fourth in a series of major international conferences in the field of Gamma-Ray Astronomy, attended by leading experts as well as young scientists from many universities and research centers.

The symposium covered the basic observational and many theoretical topics related to ground and space-based Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Astroparticle Physics.All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO) AMEGO, the All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory, is an Astrophysics Probe mission concept designed to explore the MeV sky.

AMEGO will consist of four hardware subsystems: a double-sided silicon strip tracker with analog readout, a segmented CZT calorimeter, a segmented CsI calorimeter and a plastic scintillator .1 day ago  Recently, gamma-ray pulsations were detected from this source at a period of milliseconds; hence, it was classified as a gamma-ray MSP and received designation PSR J−