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Upgraded telescope opens window to universe

An international team of astrophysicists including University of Adelaide researchers have announced the successful detection of pulsed gamma rays from the neutron star, the Vela pulsar, using their newly upgraded telescope ...

dateJul 18, 2014 in Astronomy
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Vela Pulsar

(Phys.org)—This movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Fermi sees brightest-ever blazar flare

(PhysOrg.com) -- A galaxy located billions of light-years away is commanding the attention of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and astronomers around the globe. Thanks to a series of flares that began ...

dateDec 09, 2009 in Astronomy
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Dance of the X-rays

Like car tail lights streaking through a busy city at night, this unique image records over a thousand movements made by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifts its gaze from one X-ray object to another.

dateJul 29, 2013 in Astronomy
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Fermi's motion produces a study in spirograph

(Phys.org)—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope orbits our planet every 95 minutes, building up increasingly deeper views of the universe with every circuit. Its wide-eyed Large Area Telescope (LAT) sweeps ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Astronomy
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Fermi telescope unveils a dozen new pulsars

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered 12 new gamma-ray-only pulsars and has detected gamma-ray pulses from 18 others. The finds are transforming our understanding of how these ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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GLAST Observatory reveals entire gamma-ray sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's newest space telescope is giving scientists their best look yet at the highest-energy gamma ray bursts generated by violent events in space. For Toby Burnett, a University of Washington ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in Astronomy
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'Deep impact' of pulsar around companion star

Astronomers have witnessed a never-seen-before event in observations by ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft - a collision between a pulsar and a ring of gas around a neighbouring star.

dateFeb 28, 2006 in
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Pulsar gives insight on ultra dense matter and magnetic fields

A long look at a young pulsar with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed unexpectedly rapid cooling, which suggests that it contains much denser matter than previously expected. The pulsar's cool temperature and the vast ...

dateDec 14, 2004 in
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Dark energy, black holes and exploding stars

On Aug. 12, 1999, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory opened its sunshade doors for the first time, allowing celestial X-ray light to reach the observatory's mirrors. This one small step for the observatory pro ...

dateAug 12, 2004 in
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