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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Gamma rays.,
  • Bursts.,
  • Isotrophy.,
  • Galactic cosmic rays.,
  • Galactic radiation.,
  • Time lag.

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Other titlesObservations of gamma ray bursts
StatementG.J. Fishman.
SeriesNASA-TM -- 112117, NASA technical memorandum -- 112117..
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17130038M

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