Supernovae and positron annihilation radiation

P. A. Milne, J. D. Kurfess, R. L. Kinzer, M. D. Leising

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Radioactive nuclei, especially those created in SN explosion, have long been suggested to be important contributors of galactic positrons. In this paper we describe the findings of three independent OSSE/SMM/TGRS studies of positron annihilation radiation, demonstrating that the three studies are largely in agreement as to the distribution of galactic annihilation radiation. We then assess the predicted yields and distributions of SN-synthesized radionuclei, determining that they are marginally compatible with the findings of the annihilation radiation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-558
Number of pages6
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number8-10
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • ISM
  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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