GAMMA-RAYS Wave project

Gamma-Rays are the result of nuclear fission.
They were absorbed into the clouds and now are around in the atmosphere

Examples of use

Gamma rays are uses gamma rays are very radioactive and kill cells upon contact. So doctors use them to kill cancerous cells. This is called radiotherapy.

Gamma-Ray bursts

Gamma-Ray burst are bursts of gamma rays from stars millions of miles away. The only reason we have not died from these gamma rays hitting us is because of our atmosphere stopping them. If there was a big one that hit us directly on it would destroy our atmosphere and we would all die by ultraviolet rays from the sun. This video describes it a lot better.


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Speed of light 3*10^8 m/s

Works cited

How gamma rays react In different materials

Air- it can't travel through it for very long

Human flesh- it kills cells be cuase it's extremely radioactive

Water- It will travel threw it

Glass- It can easily pass threw it

The only way to completely stop them is with lead or concrete.


Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Fermi Sees the Gamma Ray Sky" • jurvetson - "Light Painting"

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