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Exploring the Extreme Universe with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
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External Online Source: doi:10.1063/PT.3.1787
Author and Affiliation:
Thompson, David J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Digel, Seth W.(Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States);
Racusin, Judith L.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Abstract: In ways similar to experiments in nuclear and particle physics, high-energy astrophysics usesgamma rays and energetic charged particles toprobe processes that involve large energy transfers.Since its launch in 2008, the international Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has been exploringnatural particle accelerators and the interactionsof high-energy particles in the universe. Withsources ranging from thunderstorms on Earth to galaxies and exploding stars in distant parts of the cosmos, the telescopes subjects of study are almostas diverse as were those of the scientist whose name it bears.
Publication Date: Nov 01, 2012
Document ID:
20140009227
(Acquired Aug 12, 2014)
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN9747
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Physics Today; Volume 65; Issue 11; 39-45
Publisher Information: American Institute of Physics
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 8p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: UNIVERSE; ASTROPHYSICS; FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; GAMMA RAY SOURCES (ASTRONOMY); PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; THUNDERSTORMS; GAMMA RAY BURSTS; POSITRONS; PHOTONS
Other Descriptors: EXTREME; TELESCOPE; UNIVERSE
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