“the violent and unpredictable gamma ray universe.”

Fermi sky view

I mentioned the launch of Nasa’s new GLAST telescope previously and they’ve now released the first light images. Oh, and they’ve renamed it the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope – a short history of telescopic observations here. There’s a dynamic image of the Vela pulsar too – which beams radiation every 89 milliseconds as it spins.
Vela pulsar

No mention, though, of the discovery of pulsars by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.. or her part in Pluto’s downfall.. [Image Credit: NASA/DOE/International LAT Team]

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