Watching Gamma Rays from the Safety of Earth - Universe Today
Astronomers aren't stuck looking at plain old light any more. There's a whole electromagnetic spectrum out there, ready to be explored, from 21cm hydrogen radio-waves through microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, to gamma rays and beyond, astronomers have instruments for all seasons and all wavelengths. High-energy gamma rays are blocked by the Earth's atmosphere - which is good for our health - but astronomers can still see them thanks to a process called Cherenkov radiation telescopy.