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NASA’s WISE, Fermi Missions Reveal a Surprising Blazar Connection

August 26, 2016

Astronomers studying distant galaxies powered by monster black holes have uncovered an unexpected link between two very different…
Fermi Mission Brings Deeper Focus to Thunderstorm Gamma-rays

December 16, 2014

Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the…
Fermi Satellite Finds Hints of Starquakes in Magnetar ‘Storm’

October 22, 2014

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire “storm” of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star,…
Fermi Space Telescope Reveals New Source of Gamma Rays

August 1, 2014

Observations by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common…
NASA’s Fermi Finds A ‘Transformer’ Pulsar

July 23, 2014

In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in…
Black Hole ‘Batteries’ Keep Blazars Going and Going

June 4, 2014

Astronomers studying two classes of black-hole-powered galaxies monitored by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found evidence that…
Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter

April 4, 2014

A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date…
NASA Spacecraft Take Aim At Nearby Supernova

January 27, 2014

An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above…
Gravitational Lens Seen for the First Time in Gamma Rays

January 9, 2014

An exciting new discovery was unveiled early this week at the 223rd  meeting of the American Astronomical Society being held…
NASA’s Fermi Makes First Gamma-ray Study of a Gravitational Lens

January 7, 2014

An international team of astronomers, using NASA’s Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational…
Home Computers Discover Gamma-ray Pulsars

November 27, 2013

The combination of globally distributed computing power and innovative analysis methods proves to be a recipe for success…
Fermi Space Telescope Celebrates Five Years in Space, Enters Extended Mission

August 22, 2013

During its five-year primary mission, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has given astronomers an increasingly detailed portrait of…
NASA’s Fermi, Swift See ‘Shockingly Bright’ Burst

May 6, 2013

A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around…
How the Fermi Spacecraft Almost Got Taken Out by a Relic of the Cold War

May 1, 2013

As a space telescope scientist or satellite operator, the last thing you want to hear is that your…
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