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VERITAS

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VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory with an array of four 12 meter optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the GeV – TeV photon energy range. [1]

20 relations: Cherenkov radiation, Cherenkov Telescope Array, Cosmic ray, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Gamma-ray astronomy, Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment, IACT, KIC 8462852, List of acronyms: V, List of acts of the 110th United States Congress, List of astronomy acronyms, List of highest astronomical observatories, Neutrino, ROOT, School of Physics (University College Dublin), Telescope, Tunka experiment, Veritas (disambiguation), Very-high-energy gamma ray.

Cherenkov radiation

Cherenkov radiation (sometimes spelled "Cerenkov") is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium.

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Cherenkov Telescope Array

The Cherenkov Telescope Array or CTA is a multinational, worldwide project to build a new generation ground-based gamma-ray instrument in the energy range extending from some tens of GeV to about 300 TeV.

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Cosmic ray

Cosmic rays are high-energy radiation, mainly originating outside the Solar System and even from distant galaxies.

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is an American astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO); it is their largest field installation outside of their main site in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Gamma-ray astronomy

Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical observation of gamma rays,Astronomical literature generally hyphenates "gamma-ray" when used as an adjective, but uses "gamma ray" without a hyphen for the noun.

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Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is a research institute which carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, earth and space sciences, and science education.

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High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment or High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (also known as HAWC) is a gamma-ray and cosmic ray observatory located on the flanks of the Sierra Negra volcano in the Mexican state of Puebla at an altitude of 4100 meters, at.

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IACT

IACT stands for Imaging Atmospheric (or Air) Cherenkov Telescope or Technique.

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KIC 8462852

KIC 8462852 (also Tabby's Star or Boyajian's Star) is an F-type main-sequence star located in the constellation Cygnus approximately from Earth.

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List of acronyms: V

(Main list of acronyms).

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List of acts of the 110th United States Congress

The 110th United States Congress enacted the following laws.

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List of astronomy acronyms

This is a compilation of initialisms and acronyms commonly used in astronomy.

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List of highest astronomical observatories

This is a list of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, considering only ground-based observatories and ordered by elevation above mean sea level.

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Neutrino

A neutrino (denoted by the Greek letter ν) is a fermion (an elementary particle with half-integer spin) that interacts only via the weak subatomic force and gravity.

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ROOT

ROOT is an object-oriented program and library developed by CERN.

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School of Physics (University College Dublin)

The School of Physics at University College Dublin is a major centre for physics research in Ireland.

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Telescope

A telescope is an optical instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

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Tunka experiment

The Tunka experiment now named TAIGA (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy) measures air showers, which are initiated by charged cosmic rays or high energy gamma rays.

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Veritas (disambiguation)

Veritas was the Roman goddess of truth, and is the Latin word for "truth".

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Very-high-energy gamma ray

Very-high-energy gamma ray (VHEGR) denotes gamma radiation with photon energies of 100 GeV to 100 TeV, i.e., 1011 to 1014 electronvolts.

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Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VERITAS

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