Fermi Space Telescope

Surprise! Classical Novae Produce Gamma Rays

In a classical nova, a white dwarf siphons material off a companion star, building up a layer on its surface…

8 years ago

Home Computers Discover Gamma-Ray Pulsars

Imagine that you're innocently running your computer in pursuit of helping data crunch a huge science project. Then, out of…

9 years ago

How the Fermi Spacecraft Almost Got Taken Out by a Relic of the Cold War

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

9 years ago

Cosmic Rays and Exploding Stars

Scientists have known about cosmic rays for a century. But these high-energy subatomic particles, which stream through space at nearly…

10 years ago

Fermi Measures Light from All the Stars That Have Ever Existed

This plot shows the locations of 150 blazars (green dots) used in the a new by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope.…

10 years ago

Ghostly Jets Haunt the Milky Way’s Black Hole

[/caption] A ghost is haunting the Milky Way's central black hole, revealing the galactic nucleus was likely much more active…

10 years ago

A Psychedelic Guide to Tycho’s Supernova Remnant

[/caption] By no means are we suggesting that NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope can induce altered states of awareness, but…

11 years ago

Astronomers Find the Justin Bieber of Millisecond Pulsars

[/caption] Astronomers using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found a surprisingly young, powerful and luminous millisecond pulsar. Over the…

11 years ago

Fermi Spies Energetic Blazar Flare

[/caption] The blazar 3C 454.3, a bright source of gamma rays from a galaxy 7 billion light-years away just got…

13 years ago

Fermi Finds Gamma-Ray Microquasar

Fermi's Large Area Telescope has detected bursts of gamma-rays in the binary system Cygnus X-3, which astronomers say are coming…

13 years ago