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NASA’s Fermi, Swift Missions Enable a New Era in Gamma-ray Science

20 Nov 2019, 18:00 UTC
NASA’s Fermi, Swift Missions Enable a New Era in Gamma-ray Science NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

A pair of distant explosions discovered by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have produced the highest-energy light yet seen from these events, called gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The record-setting detections, made by two different ground-based observatories, provide new insights into the mechanisms driving gamma-ray bursts.

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