It is important to know the difference between GAMMA RAYS and COSMIC RAYS – they are not related other than they are high-energy ‘bullets’ from the Cosmos which can do great harm to us. Cosmic Rays are much more immediately damaging to Biology than Gamma Rays.
GAMMA RAYS are Photons – ‘falsely described in Physics as “massless” particles that can also act as a wave – THERE IS NO SUCH FUCKIN’ THING AS A “MASSLESS PARTICLE” IN PHYSICS! THEY ALSO CALL “NEUTRINOS” MASSLESS” – THE QUACKADEMICS ARE WRONG!! YOU CANNOT HAVE A “MASSLESS” PARTICLE” IN PHYSICS – OTHERWISE IT WOULD NOT BE A “PARTICLE” IT WOULD BE A COMPONENT OF A “FIELD”. The term Massless Particle is an oxymoron by definition! The REAL Science follows…
Gamma-ray photons, like their X-ray counterparts, are a form of ionizing radiation; when they pass through matter, they usually deposit their energy by liberating electrons from atoms and molecules. At the lower energy ranges, a gamma-ray photon is often completely absorbed by an atom and the gamma ray’s energy transferred to a single ejected electron (seephotoelectric effect). Higher-energy gamma rays are more likely to scatter from the atomic electrons, depositing a fraction of their energy in each scattering event (see Compton effect). Standard methods for the detection of gamma rays are based on the effects of the liberated atomic electrons in gases, crystals, and semiconductors (see radiation measurement and scintillation counter).
Cosmic rays are a form of high-energy radiation, mainly originating outside the Solar System and even from distant galaxies. Upon impact with the Earth’s atmosphere, cosmic rays can produce showers of secondary particles that sometimes reach the surface. Composed primarily of high-energy protons and atomic nuclei, they are originated either from the sun or from outside of our solar system. Data from the Fermi Space Telescope (2013) have been interpreted as evidence that a significant fraction of primary cosmic rays originate from the supernovaexplosions of stars. Active galactic nuclei also appear to produce cosmic rays, based on observations of neutrinos and gamma rays from blazar TXS 0506+056 in 2018.