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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Id:eso1841i
Type:Artwork
Release date:20 December 2018, 12:00
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Name:Cherenkov Telescope Array
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Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Illustrations

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