Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS)
Gamma rays don’t pierce Earth’s atmosphere, but when they strike the air, they produce faint flashes of visible light. The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) is a set of four telescopes designed to detect those flashes, providing valuable observations of gamma rays from supernova remnants, black holes, and other extremely high-energy astrophysical events. VERITAS is part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) in southern Arizona.
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