Gamma-Ray Astronomy with INTEGRAL

Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1560-1561
DOI: 10.1126/science.1079330

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Gamma-rays received from space carry information about some of the most energetic events in the universe, such as supernovae explosions and black holes. But as Bignami explains in his Perspective, their detection has been a major challenge. The INTEGRAL satellite, launched recently by the European Space Agency, will use advanced technology to map gamma-ray emissions in our galaxy and beyond at unprecedented resolution.