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All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory: Exploring the Extreme Multimessenger Universe

McEnery, Julie E. and Grefenstette, Brian (2019) All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory: Exploring the Extreme Multimessenger Universe. Astro2020 Science White Paper, . (Unpublished)

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The All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO) is a probe class mission concept that will provide essential contributions to multimessenger astrophysics in the late 2020s and beyond. AMEGO combines high sensitivity in the 200 keV to 10 GeV energy range with a wide field of view, good spectral resolution, and polarization sensitivity. Therefore, AMEGO is key in the study of multimessenger astrophysical objects that have unique signatures in the gamma-ray regime, such as neutron star mergers, supernovae, and flaring active galactic nuclei. The order-of-magnitude improvement compared to previous MeV missions also enables discoveries of a wide range of phenomena whose energy output peaks in the relatively unexplored medium-energy gamma-ray band.

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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:17 Sep 2019 18:05
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