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The first gamma-ray astronomy satellite was Explorer 11, launched in 1961.
Beginning in the 1970s, gamma-ray astronomy launched a comeback.
Aharonian et al., "Design concepts for the Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA: an advanced facility for ground-based high-energy gamma-ray astronomy," Experimental Astronomy, vol.
The rise of radio astronomy also helped awaken researchers to the need to develop instruments capable of operating beyond the range of visible light and helped inaugurate the era of microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy.
In 1962 radioastronomy had already developed alongside optical astronomy, but X-ray astronomy hardly existed, and such exotica as gamma-ray astronomy and neutrino astronomy were hopes or promises rather than science.
Forty years ago, the term "gamma-ray astronomy" was an oxymoron.
To find the answer, I selected 409 articles published from 1987 to 1996 on three astronomical topics (gamma-ray astronomy, supernovae, and Martian geosciences) by Sky & Telescope, Science News, New York Times, United Press International, and newspapers from five midsize cities.
gov) is head of the gamma-ray astronomy group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and was principal investigator of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory's BATSE instrument.
What the Hubble Space Telescope (the first Great Observatory) and the Chandra X-ray Observatory (the third) are doing for optical and X-ray astronomy, Compton has done for gamma-ray astronomy. (The Space InfraRed Telescope Facility, or SIRTF, Part Four in the Great Observatory story, won't be launched until 2001.) Compton provided NASA with an unprecedented chunk of the electromagnetic pie, covering a broader range in energy than any other observatory - six orders of magnitude, nearly a million times wider than the visible portion of the spectrum.