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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2020, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.040305.

The Application of Gamma Rays in the Observation of Moon


Manho Yeung

Corresponding Author:
Manho Yeung

Xinyuan International School, Jiangxi nanchang 330000


Gamma ray is a penetrating form of electromagnet radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei. It consists of the shortest wavelength electromagnetic waves and so imparts the highest photon energy. In this paper, the primary goal is to study the application of gamma radiation to the lunar observation. Firstly, The paper illustrates the history of discovery of gamma rays and condition that causes the occurrence of them. And then the thesis also demonstrates how scientists employed Fermi space telescope to detect these gamma rays and the source of them. Finally, there exist some potential problems in the regular exploration of the Moon and how scientists to overcome them. These insights can provide a view toward the the current application of gamma rays and its future prospects.


gamma rays, history of discovery, lunar observation, Fermi Space Telescope, shielding problems, the application of gamma rays

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Manho Yeung. The Application of Gamma Rays in the Observation of Moon. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2020) Vol.4, Issue 3: 57-61. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.040305.


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