News tagged with gamma rays

NASA-funded balloon launches to study Sun

On Jan. 18, 2016, the GRIPS balloon team sent their instrument soaring towards the stratosphere above Antarctica, suspended underneath a helium-filled, football-field sized scientific balloon. GRIPS, short for Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy vision

Major improvements to methods used to process observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have yielded an expanded, higher-quality set of data that allows astronomers to produce the most detailed census of the ...

dateJan 07, 2016 in Astronomy
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Dark matter dominates in nearby dwarf galaxy

Dark matter is called "dark" for a good reason. Although they outnumber particles of regular matter by more than a factor of 10, particles of dark matter are elusive. Their existence is inferred by their gravitational influence ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Astronomy
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