Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) Science Symposium proceedings of a science symposium held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, November 15-16, 1989

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  • Gamma ray astronomy -- Congresses.,
  • Galaxies -- Congresses.,
  • Astrophysics -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by Carl Fichtel ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA conference publication -- 3071
ContributionsFichtel, Carl., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division.
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LC ClassificationsQB471.A1 E54 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 344 p. :
Number of Pages344
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Open LibraryOL18119931M

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Because signals from gamma rays below 1 TeV cannot be recorded on ground, observations from space are required. The photoelectric effect is dominant. MeV energy range The Compton Telescope (Comptel) MeV capable of imaging 1 steradian Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) 30 MeV GeV Science Hightlight: The Discovery of an isotropic distribution of the Gamma-ray burst events Mapping the Milky Way using the 26 Al Gamma-ray line.

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Before the mission started, I was one of the scientists who helped convince NASA that the science from CGRO would be. Pair production is a gamma-ray that turns into an electron-positron pair. This occurs when the gamma-ray is in the intense electric field near the nuclei of the absorbing material.

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