720 XTF Search Results (f2-spectral-Type=Gamma ray) Results for your query: f2-spectral-Type=Gamma ray Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Typical Prompt GRB Spectrum. The typical spectrum of a gamma burst delineates the spectral range of two instruments on the Fermi Space Telescope: the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) and Large Area Telecope (LAT). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT GRB 090423. One for the record books, gamma-ray burst 090423 was detected April 23, 2009, by the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer mission. The image is a composite of data from UVOT and XRT. The image is fuzzy because XRT does not have high enough resolution to produce sharp images. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT Gamma Ray Sky Map. This all-sky image made in 2011 was constructed using two years of observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. It shows how the sky appears at energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (1 GeV). Brighter colors indicate brighter gamma-ray sources. A diffuse glow fills the sky and is brightest along the plane of our galaxy (middle). Discrete gamma-ray sources include pulsars and supernova remnants within our galaxy, as well as distant galaxies powered by supermassive black holes. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT First GRB. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are sudden outbursts of gamma rays from a particular place in the sky that last a few seconds or so. These outbursts are similar to what is seen in a nuclear bomb explosion, and the first GRBs were detected by the Vela satellites that monitored nuclear testing. This graph shows the sudden increase in gamma rays recorded for the first GRB detected by the monitoring satellites in 1967. Sun, 02 Jul 1967 12:00:00 GMT Gamma-ray Earth. The pixelated planet above is actually our own planet Earth seen in gamma rays--the most energetic form of light. In fact, the gamma rays used to construct this view pack over 35 million electron volts (MeV) compared to a mere two electron volts (eV) for a typical visible light photon. The Earth's gamma-ray glow is indeed very faint, and this image was constructed by combining data from seven years of exposure during the life of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, operating in Earth orbit from 1991 to 2000. Brightest near the edge and faint near the center, the picture indicates that the gamma rays are coming from high in Earth's atmosphere. The gamma rays are produced as the atmosphere interacts with high energy cosmic rays from space, blocking the harmful radiation from reaching the surface. Astronomers need to understand Earth's gamma-ray glow well as it can interfere with observations of cosmic gamma-ray sources like pulsars, supernova remnants, and distant active galaxies powered by supermassive black hol... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT