gamma-ray telescope

gamma-ray telescope

[′gam·ə ‚rā ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(astronomy)
Any device for detecting and determining the directions of extraterrestrial gamma rays, using coincidence or anticoincidence circuits with scintillation or semiconductor detectors to obtain directional discrimination.
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Compton Spectrometer and Imager Explorer - COSI-X is a wide-field gamma-ray telescope fitted onto a super pressure balloon.
The Large Area Telescope collaboration operates a gamma-ray telescope onboard the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope mission and has revolutionized our view of the gamma-ray Universe, by increasing the number of known sources, unveiling new classes of gamma-ray emitters, and probing particle acceleration and electromagnetic emission in space with unprecedented detail.
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray telescope is a powerful space observatory.
Last June, NASA launched a new telescope called the Fermi Gamma-ray telescope into orbit by strapping it on the back of a rocket.
If we had an even more powerful gamma-ray telescope, to examine the Moon in more detail, the limb (apparent edge) of the lunar disk would be found to be much brighter than its center, Thompson predicts.
The scientific objectives of the GLAST mission require a high-energy gamma-ray telescope with:
The gamma-ray telescope was tethered to a helium-filled balloon which floated 24 miles above Earth's surface for 12 days, using the spiraling polar vortex, before it was cut down, and it had been sitting on the icy plains since.
The spacecraft carries an imaging gamma-ray telescope as its main payload.
The mission's scientific objectives require a high-energy gamma-ray telescope with angular resolution sufficient to identify point sources with objects at other wavelengths, a wide field-of-view that will permit the study of sources that exhibit extreme intensity variations on timescales from seconds to months or longer, and a large effective area to detect a large sample of sources and determine their energy spectra.
Third, we will use an innovative method to isolate the CIB from early epochs using data from the Fermi gamma-ray telescope.
Three minutes and 12 seconds after Swifts gamma-ray telescope found the burst, the craft automatically turned its X-ray telescope to the same point in the sky.
India intends to set up one more gamma-ray telescope at Hanle, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir besides the one that is all set to be transported to the place.