High-energy astronomy

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High energy astronomy is the study of astronomical objects that release electromagnetic radiation of highly energetic wavelengths. It includes X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, and extreme UV astronomy, as well as studies of neutrinos and cosmic rays. The physical study of these phenomena is referred to as high-energy astrophysics.[1]

Astronomical objects commonly studied in this field may include black holes, neutron stars, active galactic nuclei, supernovae, kilonovae, supernova remnants, and gamma ray bursts.


Some space and ground-based telescopes that have studied high energy astronomy include the following:[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". highenergyastro.homestead.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "HEASARC: Observatories". heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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