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NASA’s New Detectors Could Improve Views of Gamma-Ray Events


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NASA’s New Detectors Could Improve Views of Gamma-Ray Events


Using technology similar to that found in smartphone cameras, NASA scientists are developing upgraded sensors to reveal more details about black hole outbursts and exploding stars — all while being less power hungry and easier to mass produce than detectors used today.

“When you think about black holes actively shredding stars, or neutron stars exploding and creating really high-energy bursts of light, you are looking at the most extreme events in the universe,” said research astrophysicist Dr. Regina Caputo. “To observe these events, you need to look at the highest-energy form of light: gamma rays.”

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