Electrical Magnetic Waves: Gamma

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Everyday Uses: Gamma Radiation

1. Radiotherapy (Gamma Knife)
2. Inspecting Welding
3. Cleaning Medical Equipment
4.Creating Images of the Universe

NASA: Gamma Ray

NASA | What Are Gamma Rays?

Gamma Ray: Wavelength and Frequency Range

(1st box shows the wavelength and the second holds the frequency)
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FGST (Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope)

FGST uses a multi-step process that creates photos of the universe using Gamma rays. It is a large space observatory that carries the LAT. (The Large Area Telescope) FGST picks up gamma radiation by using over 880,000 strips of silicon and creates gamma ray photos of the universe by generating little flashes of light that show where the gamma radiation is coming from and how strong it is. By using FGST, scientist are able to discover black holes, supernovas and information about the universe.
FGST was launched on June 11, 2008. It's leading designer and constructor of FGST is Willam B Atwood, who was awarded the Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics for his work on Fermi.
SLAC All Access: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Fermi Telescope Video

It explains the design of the FGST and the way it works as well as why Fermi is the best gamma ray telescope.

Citations

Dunbar, Brian. "What Is the Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope?" NASA. NASA, 18 Sept. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

Stanford University. "SLAC - FGST - Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope." SLAC - FGST - Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.