Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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Jun 6, 2024

Announcement of the Gamma-ray Data Tools (GDT)

The Gamma-ray Data Tools (GDT) is an open-source Python-based centralized toolkit for analyzing data from space-based hard X-ray and gamma-ray instruments. The GDT borrows its heritage from, and supersedes, the Fermi GBM Data Tools. The GDT is designed with a "core" package that contains generalized functionality and base classes that are utilized by a variety of mission packages. For more information see the GBM Software Page.

Jun 5, 2024

Fermi Cycle-17 GI Program Selections Announced

The stage-I selection process for the Fermi Cycle-17 Guest Investigator program has been completed. There were a total of 37 new programs selected out of 113 proposals submitted. A list of the selected programs, including the PIs, titles and abstracts is available on the FSSC web site.

Apr 23, 2024

Explore the Universe with the First E-Book from NASA's Fermi

To commemorate a milestone anniversary for NASA's Fermi spacecraft, the mission team has published an e-book called "Our High-Energy Universe: 15 Years with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope."
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Apr 16, 2024

NASA's Fermi Mission Sees No Gamma Rays from Nearby Supernova

A nearby supernova in 2023 offered astrophysicists an excellent opportunity to test ideas about how these types of explosions boost particles, called cosmic rays, to near light-speed. But surprisingly, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected none of the high-energy gamma-ray light those particles should produce.
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Apr 5, 2024

11th International Fermi Symposium

Please join us in College Park, Maryland, USA on September 9-13, 2024 for the next Fermi Symposium. Abstracts are due May 1st. More information is available at the Symposium website.

Jan 11, 2024

NASA's Fermi Detects Surprise Gamma-Ray Feature Beyond Our Galaxy

Astronomers analyzing 13 years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found an unexpected and as yet unexplained feature outside of our galaxy.
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Jan 4, 2024

Fermi Cycle 17 Proposer Workshop

The deadline for Fermi Cycle-17 Guest Investigator proposals is fast approaching: Feb 15, 2024, 16:30 EST. To help you in preparing your proposals, the Fermi Science Support Center will host a virtual workshop on Jan. 24 2024, at 14:00 EST. We will provide information on proposal submission and evaluation processes, as well as the latest mission news. Resources available to proposers and researchers through the FSSC will be described and there will be opportunity for questions. In addition, we will allot time for optional, user-contributions comprised of short (~5min) presentations on your recent or ongoing Fermi-related scientific activities. If you'd like to attend please register using this form by Jan. 23 so that we can send you the details to join the virtual meeting.

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