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, extreme UV astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and studies of 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. ^ "Steve's Gamma Ray Burst Astronomy Site". highenergyastro.homestead.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "HEASARC: Observatories". heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 22 January 2018.