THE COMPTON OBSERVATORY STUDYING
THE GAMMA-RAY UNIVERSE
(Courtesy of NASA)
Gamma rays are the most energetic
form of light and are produced by the hottest regions of the universe.
They are also produced by such violent events as supernova
explosions or the destruction of atoms, and by less dramatic events,
such as the decay of radioactive material
The following are some of the sources of gamma rays:
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