Cherenkov light

CTA won't be detecting gamma rays directly. It will pick up Cherenkov light, the blue flash of light resulting from gamma rays interacting with the Earth's atmosphere.

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CTAO/ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1841x
Type:Collage
Release date:20 December 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1841
Size:1954 x 1417 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Cosmology
Category:Illustrations

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