Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Fermi Fridays - March

What are Active Galacti Nuclei, and why are they so interesting to Fermi scientists? Find out more about these giant, powerful, and numerous gamma-ray objects.
Scientists monitoring Active Galactic Nuclei need to know when one of them starts to flare. As an all-sky scanning instrument, Fermi is often the first to detect activity. Find out how the data gets to scientists quickly to allow for rapid multi-wavelength observations.
Astrophysicists learn about how AGN jets form, energize particles, and radiate such an extreme amount of light by studying not only gamma rays, but also by watching their light at other wavelengths.
The collaboration between Fermi scientists and the Advanced 2D Animation class at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) lets us explore Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) through the eyes of the artist. Plus more cake!
A Little Something Extra: Join the Fermi Birthday Celebration!
It's been an amazing 10 years in space for Fermi, with groundbreaking discoveries from all across the universe. After 57,264 orbits, 3,579 days in space, 3,187 publications, 214 automatic repoints, 118 TOOs, and four Rossi prizes, it's time for us to give back to our fans.