gamma radiation

noun

Definition of gamma radiation

: radiation composed of gamma rays

Examples of gamma radiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a new paper, Russian scientists posit that the right blast of gamma radiation could reveal wormholes in black hole disguise. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Some Black Holes May Actually Be Secret Wormholes," 11 Jan. 2021 The team observed a quick flash of gamma radiation, the result of the stars crashing and sending space matter blasting through the galaxy to settle among the stars. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, "For the First Time Ever, Scientists Witnessed the Birth of a Supermassive Magnetar After Two Stars Collided," 13 Nov. 2020 In addition, the Navy used parts of both sites as radioactive waste dumps, burying thousands of small objects that emit low-level gamma radiation. Jason Fagone, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Extremely unlikely that they will find anything’," 28 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of gamma radiation

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Gamma radiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamma%20radiation. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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