X-ray and Gamma-Ray Stars

Some stars emit lots of X-ray or Gamma-Ray radiation. For example, sometimes we see an X-ray nova when material is accreted from a companion onto a white dwarf or neutron star.

Currently the Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope is observing the sky at Gamma Ray wavelengths to look for transient or time variable phenomena.

The Chandra Observatory was recently launched by NASA and is in the intial testing and calibration phase. The first images are terrific.

Want to learn more about stars that emit large amounts of X-ray and Gamma Ray radiation? Check out the link to the High Energy Learning Center.


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