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Jan 06, 2017

Cycle-10 Proposal Due Date

Contrary to what you may have heard elsewhere, proposals to the Fermi Cycle-10 Guest Investigator Program are due by 16:30 EST February 24, 2017. Proposers should be aware of the several new developments which are detailed on our Proposals page and in the Fermi appendix to the 2016 ROSES NRA.

Sep 29, 2016

NASA's Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary in Galaxy Next Door

Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.
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Sep 20, 2016

New Version of the Fermi Science Tools

The FSSC is pleased to announce the availability of a version of the Fermi Science Tools that can be built from source on OS X 15.6 (el Capitan). This release is *only* for users with problems using the binary version of the tools on el Capitan. Users should be aware that this version of the tools does not support the ROOT or gtburst software.

Aug 12, 2016

NASA's Fermi Mission Expands its Search for Dark Matter

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground and in space have yet to find a trace of dark matter, the results are helping scientists rule out some of the many theoretical possibilities. Three studies published earlier this year, using six or more years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, have broadened the mission's dark matter hunt using some novel approaches.
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Jul 18, 2016

Fermi Cycle-9 Stage-I Proposal Selection

The Fermi Cycle-9 stage-I proposal selection process has now been completed. A list of the selected proposals is now available. Notification letters will be sent in the near future.

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