Gamma Radiation

by: Lauren Capell

Definition of Gamma Radiation:

Produced by radio active process within some radiation substances, the sun and other stars.

Four Uses of Gamma Waves:

-used to sterilize

-used in a machine to kill cancer cells

-used to clean fruits

-used to clean vegetables

Two Facts:

-Gamma-ray bursts can release more energy in 10 seconds than the Sun will emit in its entire 10 billion-year lifetime!

-they are made by stars.

Reasources:

-http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/radiation

-http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/gamma.html

-http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/12_gammarays.html

-http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html

NASA | What Are Gamma Rays?