Latest from the Fermi Telescope to be Presented at the American Physical Society Meeting in Denver, May 2-5, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 16:35 in Astronomy & Space

When its rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, FL on June 11, 2008, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly called GLAST) began its active life with short trip into orbit above the Earth, where it was safely delivered 75 minutes later. From a vantage 350 miles high, the Fermi telescope surveys the entire sky every three hours, detecting gamma rays, the highest-energy light in the universe.

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