CTA Array at Night with Air Showers

An artist's rendering of the Cherenkov Telescope Array at night. The CTA is the next generation of ground-based instruments designed to detect gamma-rays. When gamma-rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, they produce a shower of secondary particles which can travel faster than the speed of light in air, creating short-lived flashes of Cherenkov radiation — which the CTA's mirrors and high-speed cameras can detect.

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CTAO

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Id:eso1841i
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 20, 2018, 12:00 CET
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Emri:Cherenkov Telescope Array
Tipi:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
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Kategori:Illustrations

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