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Topics in gamma ray astronomy
Author and Affiliation:
Ramaty, R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Lingenfelter, R. E.(California, University, La Jolla, United States)
Abstract: Observations of gamma rays from solar flares, gamma ray bursts, the Galactic center, galactic nucleosynthesis, SS433, and Cygnus X-3, and their effects on astrophysical problems are discussed. It is observed that gamma ray spectra from solar flares are applicable to the study of particle acceleration and confinement and the determination of chemical abundances in the solar atmosphere. The gamma ray lines from the compact galactic object SS433 are utilized to examine the acceleration of jets, and analysis of the gamma ray lines of Cygnus X-3 reveal that particles can be accelerated in compact sources to ultrahigh energies.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1986
Document ID:
19870029645
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A16919
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: New York Academy of Sciences, Annals (ISSN 0077-8923); 470; 215-242
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
California Univ.; La Jolla, CA, United States
Description: 28p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; GALACTIC NUCLEI; GAMMA RAY BURSTS; MILKY WAY GALAXY; NUCLEAR FUSION; PARTICLE ACCELERATION; SOLAR FLARES
Imprint And Other Notes: (NSF, Ministry of Science and Development of Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, et al., Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, 12th, Jerusalem, Israel, Dec. 17-21, 1984) New York Academy of Sciences, Annals (ISSN 0077-8923), vol. 470, 1986, p. 215-242.
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