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…

7 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…

8 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…

9 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.…

9 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…

10 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…

10 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…

12 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…

12 years ago