Accession Number : AD0686795
Title : RADIOACTIVITY OF SOME UNUSUAL CELESTIAL ENERGY SOURCES.
Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,
Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Haymes,Robert C.
Report Date : 18 APR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : Research conducted to discover whether gamma radiation emanates from various celestial objects is described. Radiation at photon energies between 30 Kev and 570 Kev was detected from several galactic sources and from one beyond the Milky Way during the balloon-borne experiments. The significance of these, the first observations conducted at wavelengths that include those associated with radioactivity, is that they may help explain how the generation and violent release of energies equivalent to the annihilation of one hundred million solar masses occurs in natural sources. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ASTROPHYSICS, *GAMMA RAYS), X RAYS, BALLOONS, RADIOACTIVITY, STARS, GALAXIES
Subject Categories : Astrophysics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE