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Cool Gamma-ray Fact - Introduction

Gamma-Ray Astronomy

The wavelengths corresponding to gamma-ray energies are less than 0.000000001 cm! Clearly, in this region of the electromagnetic spectrum, radiation behaves more like a particle than a wave.


A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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