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The tera from outer space

November 21, 2019

Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic phenomenon known to humankind. Although short-lived, they outshine stars and even galactic…
Astronomers discover ghosts of supernovas in nearby galaxy

November 4, 2019

Researchers from The University of Manchester, with international colleagues, have carried out a survey of a nearby galaxy. Dr…
The Crab Nebula seen in Gamma Rays

October 30, 2019

International team maps supernova remnant for the first time in high-energy range. The Crab Nebula is the remnant…
NASA’s Fermi Mission Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts

June 14, 2019

For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s…
Gamma Ray Telescopes could Detect Starships Powered by Black Hole

March 7, 2019

In the course of looking for possible signs of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (ETI), scientists have had to do some…
First-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy

February 4, 2019

The worldwide Cherenkov Telescope Array project aims to construct the world’s largest and most sensitive ground-based, gamma-ray observatory, with 118…
Scientists explore gamma-rays from “superbubble”

January 24, 2019

Study reveals production mechanism of very-high-energy radiation. An international scientific team, including Stefan Ohm from DESY, used NASA’s…
A novel gamma ray telescope under construction on Mount Hopkins, Arizona. The telescope is part of a large project known as the Cherenkov Telescope Array, which will be composed of hundreds of similar telescopes to be situated in the Canary Islands and Chile. The telescope on Mount Hopkins will be fitted with a prototype high-speed camera, assembled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and capable of taking pictures at a billion frames per second. Image credit: Vladimir Vassiliev
Gamma ray telescope ready for prime time

January 21, 2019

A new telescope, part of an international effort to develop and build the world’s largest, most sensitive gamma-ray…
Giant telescope array to explore extreme universe

December 27, 2018

Astrophysicists from the University of Bath are part of an international team of scientists helping contribute to the…
Extremely Rare Gamma Ray Emitting Neutron Star Binary Has Been Found

November 15, 2018

Neutron stars are one of the most fascinating astronomical objects in the known Universe. In addition to being…
Mountain – top observatory sees Gamma rays from exotic Milky Way object

October 8, 2018

The night sky seems serene, but telescopes tell us that the universe is filled with collisions and explosions.…
Prototype camera set for integration into novel gamma-ray telescope

May 8, 2018

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere,…
This Week in NASA History: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Launches – April 5, 1991

April 6, 2017

This week in 1991, space shuttle Atlantis and STS-37 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The primary mission…
NASA Super Pressure Balloon Begins Globetrotting Journey

May 18, 2016

NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, May…
NASA Celebrates 25 Years of Breakthrough Gamma-ray Science

April 9, 2016

Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA launched the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, an astronomical satellite that transformed our…
New X-ray Space Observatory to Study Black Holes and History of Galaxy Clusters

February 11, 2016

Black hole enthusiasts, galaxy cluster aficionados, and X-ray astronomers have much to be excited about. On Friday, Feb.…
Paranal Observatory First Choice to Host World’s Largest Array of Gamma-ray Telescopes

July 17, 2015

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Resource Board decided to enter into detailed contract negotiations for hosting the CTA’s…
Astronomers use cosmic gravity to create a ‘black-hole-scope’

July 7, 2015

The Integral, Fermi and Swift space observatories have used the magnifying power of a cosmic lens to explore…
The hunt for dark matter turns to subhalos

June 15, 2015

In addition to teaching us about pulsars, cosmic rays and supermassive black holes, the Fermi Gamma Ray Space…
High-energy partnership

March 23, 2015

U.S., Mexico join together to detect gamma rays, probe universe’s most energetic phenomena A new facility should help…
HAWC Observatory to study universe’s most energetic phenomena

March 23, 2015

Supernovae, neutron star collisions and active galactic nuclei are among the most energetic phenomena in the known universe.…
Gamma bubbles of the Milky Way

February 4, 2015

The anatomy of the Milky Way as seen in gamma light is full of mysteries. For example, there…
New gamma ray sources in Large Magellanic Cloud

January 28, 2015

Once again, the gamma ray observatory H.E.S.S. has demonstrated its detecting capabilities: in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the…
H.E.S.S. finds three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources

January 26, 2015

A multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes have again demonstrated its…
Scientists complete HAVC gamma-ray detector array on Mexican volcano

January 21, 2015

On Thursday, atop Volcán Sierra Negra, on a flat ledge near the highest point in Mexico, technicians filled…
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…
NASA’s Swift Satellite Marks 10 Years of Game-changing Astrophysics

November 21, 2014

Over the past decade, NASA’s Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer has proven itself to be one of the most…
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,…
Radio Telescopes Help Astronomers Tune In To Nova Generated Gamma Rays

October 10, 2014

Over two years ago, the Fermi-LAT Collaboration observed an “ear and eye opening” event – the exact location…
Astronomers see right into heart of exploding star

October 9, 2014

An international team of astronomers has been able to see into the heart of an exploding star, by…
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