- Conference date: 6−8 Nov 1989
- Location: Greenbelt, Maryland (USA)
High‐energy neutrino (HEν) astronomy is symbiotic with gamma‐ray astronomy. Both disciplines will be contributing to our knowledge of high‐energy sites and processes in the universe, and to our understanding of cosmic‐ray astrophysics. A lunar HEν observatory will make it possible to investigate celestial sources of neutrinos at energies of 1 GeV to 1 TeV—an interval in which detection from a terrestrial base is severely hampered by background. Candidate sources include solar flares, the interstellar medium, young neutron stars, certain binary systems, and extragalactic sources, notably active galactic nuclei (AGN). A neutrino observatory on the moon will require a massive target, and will be expensive. It may be realized only after the establishment of a substantial base for lunar exploration.
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