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NASA’s Fermi Mission Energizes the Sky With Gamma-ray Constellations

17 Oct 2018, 16:30 UTC
NASA’s Fermi Mission Energizes the Sky With Gamma-ray Constellations NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now scientists with NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have devised a set of modern constellations constructed from sources in the gamma-ray sky to celebrate the mission’s 10th year of operations.

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