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Release No.: 2019-09
For Release: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public's Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays

Muons--the heavier cousin of the electron--cause distinctive ring-shaped images in the cameras at VERITAS, helping scientists to eliminate background and better identify gamma rays.

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VERITAS' cameras also capture non-muons. Properly identifying these non-muons helps scientists to help their computers learn the identification process.

Credit: VERITAS