8B20.40 - Gamma Rays

Photo Credit: NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope
Photo Credit: NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope
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Gamma Rays
  • Trevor C. Weekes, "Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources", TPT, Vol. 24, #1, Jan. 1986, p. 20.
  • Marvin Leventhal, "Gamma-Ray Line Astronomy, Promises and Prospects", TPT, Vol. 19, #8, Nov. 1981, p. 527.
  • Anna Franckowiak and Stefan Funk, "Giant Gamma-Ray Bubbles in the Milky Way", Physics Today, Vol. 67, #7, July 2014, p. 60.
  • The Fermi-LAT Collaboration, "A Gamma-Ray Determination of the Universe’s Star Formation History", Science, Vol. 362, #6418, Nov. 2018, p. 1031.
  • Elisa Prandini, "Clues From Gamma Rays on the History of Star Birth", Science, Vol. 362, #6418, Nov. 2018, p. 995.

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