The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) is one of four experiments on NASA's Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) satellite. GRO, as one of NASA's Great Observatories, will provide coordinated observation which cover six decades of energy in the gamma-ray range. OSSE has been designed to undertake comprehensive gamma-ray observations of astrophysical sources in the 0.05 to 10 MeV energy range. The instrument includes secondary capabilities for gamma-ray and neutron observations above 10 MeV that will be of particular value for solar flare studies. OSSE's observations will address a broad range of objectives in gamma ray astronomy, including a search for evidence of heavy element nucleosynthesis through observation of radioactivity in supernova remnants, and a search for the power source in novae from observations of the associated radioactivity.
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- Gamma Rays;
- Neutron Sources;
- Solar Flares;
- Instrumentation and Photography