gamma ray

  • Tanks for the space memories

    Backyard-style water tanks to detect highest-energy gamma rays in a pioneer southern hemisphere p...

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    Astronomy November 4, 2021
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    Scientists match up maps of matter and light.

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  • It’s busy in the skies above the Atacama Desert

    And very soon there will be many new antennas on the horizon.

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  • Milky Way star set to go supernova

    Explosion due in our own neighbourhood.

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  • Awed by a magnetar

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