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NASAs Fermi Telescope Detects Gamma-Rays From Star Factories
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NASA's Fermi Telescope Detects Gamma-Rays From "Star Factories" in Other Galaxies

January 10, 2013
M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, lies 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Fermi’s LAT and the ground-based VERITAS observatory have detected diffuse gamma rays from the galaxy’s core, which produces stars at a rate ten times faster than our entire galaxy. Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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