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Magnetar Observations with Fermi/GBMNASA's Fermi Observatory was launched June 11, 2009; the Fermi Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) began normal operations on July 14, about a month after launch, when the trigger algorithms were enabled. In the first year of operations we recorded emission from four magnetar sources; of these, only one was an old magnetar: SGR 1806+20. The other three detections were: SGR J0501+4516, newly discovered with Swift and extensively monitored with both Swift and GBM, SGR J1550-5418, a source originally classified as an Anomalous X-ray Pulsar (AXP) and a very recently discovered new source, SGR 0418+5729. I report below on the current status of the analyses efforts of the GBM data.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kouveliotou, Chryssa (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 14, 2009
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
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Meeting Information
Scientific Organizing Committee(Venice)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.