Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Sees Most Extreme Gamma-Ray Blast Ever

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 14:49 in Astronomy & Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the greatest total energy, the fastest motions, and the highest-energy initial emissions ever before seen, a gamma-ray burst recently observed by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is one for the record books. The spectacular blast, which also raises new questions about gamma-ray bursts, was discovered by the FGST's Large Area Telescope, a collaboration among NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and international partners.

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