By Candace Carpenter, Michael Jordan, Alvaro Robles
Description of Wave
Gamma-rays are waves with the smallest wavelengths and the highest frequency. They are biologically dangerous, with the greatest amount of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum and passes through most materials. Radioactive materials can emit gamma-rays. They are also produced by supernovas, nuclear explosions, and the destruction of atoms. These rays can kill living cells such as cancer cells.
Gamma-rays are used for radiotherapy. The rays can be used to kill living cancer cells without having to resort to a difficult surgery. They can also help remove tumors.
Interesting Article (http://www.britannica.com/science/gamma-ray)
The article covers most of the information that we have but it goes a little bit into the history and how it was found. It explains how Gamma-rays are made along with showing what happens whens it interacts with with the atomic nuclei.
NASA | What Are Gamma Rays?
The video goes over how powerful Gamma-rays are. The amount of energy comes in high numbers in the radiation. The only violent event that can cause destruction is a star exploding.