Over 100 years of research went into NASA’s Fermi mission Over 100 years of research went into NASA’s Fermi mission Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes over a century of research that led up to the development of NASA’s Fermi mission.
The realization that gravitational waves could be detected, the discovery of gamma ray bursts (GRBs), and the first detection of neutrinos are some of the scientific discoveries over many decades that informed the space mission.
Using the powerful Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to perform observations, scientists are gaining a better understanding of some of the most powerful forces in the universe. Download high-resolution images from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. A pair of distant explosions discovered byNASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have produced the highest-energy light yet seen from these events, called gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The record-setting detections, made by two different ground-based observatories, provide new insights into the mechanisms driving gamma-ray bursts. Over 100 years of research went into NASA’s Fermi mission as show above in the video.
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