Monday, July 23, 2007

VERITAS Telescopes Celebrate First Light

This article contains a very good overview of the VERITAS project and includes the recent "first light" observation. Roughly similar to the AUGER Observatory, VERITAS looks at high energy gamma rays that hits the earth's atmosphere.

It is interesting to note that the article actually mention this:

VERITAS is the latest stage in the evolution of very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy, a field where many aspects are closer to particle physics than to traditional astronomy.

Someone better not let Simon White read that, because this is exactly what he was complaining about - the invasion of physics into astronomy! :) Whether he likes it or not, particle physics is intimately tied to astronomy/astrophysics.


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