Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Fermi Heritage


The Gamma ray telescope formerly called GLAST has got a new name honoring a famous physicist Enrico Fermi: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telecope.

The pretty blue ellipsoid is a representation of all sky in gamma-rays. The glowing stripe in the middle is the Milky Way galaxy where we all live :-) And then there are some interesting gamma-ray hot spots around that are either pulsars or blazars and what not of super exotic celestial bodies.

Gamma rays come from high energetic sources. That is why we like'em so much. :-)

If you don't care too much to look at ellipsoids, check out the spherical movie.

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