Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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Mar 28, 2023

NASA Missions Study What May Be a 1-In-10,000-Year Gamma-ray Burst

On Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, a pulse of intense radiation swept through the solar system so exceptional that astronomers quickly dubbed it the BOAT - the brightest of all time.
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Mar 15, 2023

NASA's Fermi Captures Dynamic Gamma-Ray Sky in New Animation

Cosmic fireworks, invisible to our eyes, fill the night sky. We can get a glimpse of this elusive light show thanks to the Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which observes the sky in gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.
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Feb 9, 2023

Reminder: Fermi Cycle-16 Proposals Are Due in One Week

We wish to remind you that Fermi Cycle-16 Guest Investigator proposals are due on February 16, 2023, just a week from now. Please refer to our proposers web page for an up-to-date description of the program, submission details and schedule.

Jan 26, 2023

NASA's Fermi Detects First Gamma-Ray Eclipses From 'Spider' Star Systems

Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. These so-called spider systems each contain a pulsar - the superdense, rapidly rotating remains of a star that exploded in a supernova - that slowly erodes its companion.
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Jan 23, 2023

Fermi Cycle 16 Proposal Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for Fermi Cycle-16 Guest Investigator proposals is fast approaching: Feb 16, 2023, 16:30 EST. To help you in preparing your proposals, the Fermi Science Support Center will host a virtual workshop on Jan. 24, at 14:00 EST. We will provide information on proposal submission and evaluation processes, as well as the latest news on Fermi.

Jan 19, 2023

Fermi Summer School

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fermi Summer School. This will be the 12th year that the Fermi Mission, in partnership with the University of Delaware, has organized a workshop designed to support graduate students and post docs getting started with Fermi, gamma-ray astrophysics and related topics.
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