An illustration of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which has now been studying the extreme universe for a decade. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Celebrates 10 Years of Discoveries

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Celebrates 10 Years of Discoveries On June 11, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope celebrates a decade of using gamma rays, the highest-energy form of…

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Simulation of two neutron stars merging. NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla, CC BY

Why astrophysicists are over the moon about observing merging neutron stars

Why astrophysicists are over the moon about observing merging neutron stars Simulation of two neutron stars merging. NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla, CC BY Roy…

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Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet., CC BY-SA

How we discovered gravitational waves from ‘neutron stars’ – and why it’s such a huge deal

How we discovered gravitational waves from ‘neutron stars’ – and why it’s such a huge deal Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. National Science…

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We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it’s good news for alien hunters

We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it’s good news for alien hunters Shutterstock Rafael…

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The dishes of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array are seen making thefirst-ever precision localization of a Fast Radio Burst, and therebypointing the way to the host galaxy of FRB121102. Credit: Danielle Futselaar (artsource.nl)

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy and, perhaps, magnetar

First localization of mysterious bursts pinpoints galaxy 3 billion light years away one of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have…

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Artist's illustration of a bright gamma-ray burst. (Photo: NASA/Swift/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith and John Jones)

Astronomers discover largest structure in observable universe.

Astronomers discover the largest structure in the observable universe identified through nine gamma ray bursts. A cluster of nine massive galaxies bound together gravitationally that measure…

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