Accession Number:

ADA464403

Title:

Gamma Ray Line Observational Results from OSSE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A major objective of the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment OSSE on NASAs COMPTON Observatory is the observation of gamma ray line emission from a variety of astronomical objects. Gamma ray lines are of particular interest because they provide unique information on the production, relative abundances, acceleration and interactions of the nuclear component of matter. In this paper, we present some of the initial results obtained by OSSE on observations of line gamma-ray emission from solar flares, the galactic center region, and from supernovae.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE