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Shockingly Bright Gamma-Ray Burst Observed By Fermi, Swift
2013-05-06 04:44:26

On Saturday, April 27, the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope detected a sudden, powerful flux of high-energy gamma-rays, indicating a historic burst event in a distant galaxy. The instrument then notified other telescopes located in space and on the ground that a Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) had been detected.

Fermi Reveals Gamma-ray Bursts' Highest Power Side
2012-02-20 03:58:19

Detectable for only a few seconds but possessing enormous energy, gamma-ray bursts are difficult to capture because their energy does not penetrate the Earth's atmosphere.

Earth Safe And Sound From Supernova In 2012: NASA
2011-12-19 12:30:19

NASA reported recently that astronomers can say with certainty there is no fear of a supernova being close enough to hurt Earth, especially by 2012.

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2011-07-01 10:05:50

ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory has provided results that will dramatically affect the search for physics beyond Einstein.

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2010-12-16 09:45:00

Gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic events in the Universe, but some appear curiously faint in visible light.

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2010-11-04 09:15:12

A gamma-ray burst is an immensely powerful blast of high-energy light thought to be generated by a collapsing star in a distant galaxy, but what this collapse leaves behind has been a matter of debate.

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2010-01-27 12:53:04

Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.

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2009-10-28 13:25:00

During its first year of operations, NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope mapped the extreme sky with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity.

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2009-10-27 12:18:52

NASA will hold a news teleconference at 2 pm EDT on Wednesday, Oct 28, to discuss the first-year science results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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