gamma radiation

noun

Definition of gamma radiation

: radiation composed of gamma rays

Examples of gamma radiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Could that gamma radiation have created a group of mutants? Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What's Next for the X-Men After Dark Phoenix?," 7 June 2019 But on its way out, the cosmic ray collides with gas in the solar atmosphere and fizzles in a flurry of gamma radiation. Quanta Magazine, "The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined," 27 Aug. 2019 But on its way out, the cosmic ray collides with gas in the solar atmosphere and fizzles in a flurry of gamma radiation. Quanta Magazine, "The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined," 27 Aug. 2019 But on its way out, the cosmic ray collides with gas in the solar atmosphere and fizzles in a flurry of gamma radiation. Quanta Magazine, "The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined," 27 Aug. 2019 Further research largely waited until the 1970s, when better scientific instruments, from receivers to gamma radiation-detecting space telescopes, let astronomers and physicists confirm the earlier calculations and observations. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "Filling the Void: What Is Dark Matter?," 28 May 2019 But on its way out, the cosmic ray collides with gas in the solar atmosphere and fizzles in a flurry of gamma radiation. Quanta Magazine, "The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined," 27 Aug. 2019 Without the magnetic protection, particles from space called cosmic rays relentlessly bombard the moon’s surface and produce gamma radiation, some of which escapes. Kelso Harper, Scientific American, "Flashing Neurons, Invisible Moonlight and Adorable Squid Babies: The Week’s Best Science GIFs," 23 Aug. 2019 Hulk later theorizes that the stones expel gamma radiation, the same radiation that gave Bruce Banner his Hulk powers. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What's Next for the X-Men After Dark Phoenix?," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of gamma radiation

1904, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Gamma radiation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamma%20radiation. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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gamma radiation

noun

Medical Definition of gamma radiation

: radiation that is composed of gamma rays and is used in cancer radiotherapy

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