Mysterious Objects At The Edge Of The Electromagnetic Spectrum
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How the Universe looks when viewed through a telescope that analyses gamma radiation. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope is finding hundreds of new objects at the very edge of the electromagnetic spectrum. Many of them have one thing in common and that is that Astronomers have no idea what they are.
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was launched on June 11 2008 and was formerly called the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). It is a space observatory being used to perform gamma-ray astronomy observations from low Earth orbit. The mission is a joint venture of the United States Department of Energy, and government agencies in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Nasa.