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Gamma ray Telescopes Might be Able to Detect the Gravitational Waves Caused by Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Gamma rays could be the new source for observing gravitational waves, according to a recent release from the Max Planck…

8 months ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

When he wasn't puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were…

8 years ago

Navy Researchers Put Dark Lightning to the SWORD

Discovered "by accident" by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2010, dark lightning is a surprisingly powerful -- yet invisible…

9 years ago

Supernovae Seed Universe With Cosmic Rays

In a wave of media releases, the latest studies performed by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are lighting up the…

10 years ago

Finding Out What Dark Matter Is – And Isn’t

Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope have been looking for evidence of suspected types of dark matter particles within…

11 years ago

To The Extreme… NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope Gathers In High Energy

[/caption] It scans the entire visible sky every three hours. Its job is to gather light - but not just…

11 years ago

Cygnus X – A Cosmic-ray Cocoon

[/caption] Situated about 4,500 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus is a veritable star factory called Cygnus X... one…

11 years ago

Positron Signaling For Dark Matter Inconclusive

[/caption] A couple of years ago, the Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics, PAMELA, sent us back some…

11 years ago

Crab Nebula Erupts in a Superflare

[/caption] From a NASA press release: The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times…

12 years ago

Top Ten Gamma Ray Sources from the Fermi Telescope

[/caption] The Fermi Telescope is seeing a Universe ablaze with Gamma Rays! A new map combining nearly three months of…

14 years ago