High-energy astronomy

High-energy astronomy

High energy astronomy is the study of astronomical objects that release EM radiation of highly energetic wavelengths. It includes X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, and extreme UV astronomy, as well as studies of neutrinos and cosmic rays. The physical study of these phenomena is referred to as high-energy astrophysics.[1]

Astronomical objects commonly studied in this field may include black holes, neutron stars, active galactic nuclei, supernovae, supernova remnants, and Gamma ray bursts.


Some space and ground based telescopes that have studied high energy astronomy include the following:[2]

External links

  • NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
  • http://www.cv.nrao.edu/fits/www/yp_high_energy.html - great compendium of links


  1. ^ http://highenergyastro.homestead.com/
  2. ^ http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/observatories.html