Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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Feb 15, 2018

New Femi Science Tools Release

The FSSC is pleased to announce the availability of a new version of the Fermi Science Tools, developed jointly with the Large Area Telescope Collaboration and the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Team. The tools can be downloaded at https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/data/analysis/software/

Feb 09, 2018

Cycle-11 Guest Investigator Proposals Are Due in 2 Weeks

A reminder: Fermi Cycle-11 Guest Investigator proposals are due on February 23, 2018 at 16:30 EST two weeks from today. Proposals must be prepared according to the guidelines specified in the 2017 ROSES NRA (Appendix D6) and submitted prior to this deadline via the ARK/RPS proposal submission web site. Please refer to additional information provided on the Proposals section of this web site.

Feb 09, 2018

Fermi Friday: Tech Talk

It's Fermi Friday! Find out how Fermi scientists searching for new gamma-ray pulsars use ordinary home computers to provide a huge boost in their discovery power.
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Jan 26, 2018

Fermi Friday: Art of the Sky

It's Fermi Friday! The extreme gamma-ray sky observed by the Fermi mission has inspired creativity from music, animations, cakes, and more.
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Jan 12, 2018

2018 Rossi Prize

Dr. Colleen Wilson-Hodge and the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor team were awarded the prestigious 2018 Rossi Prize by the High-Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for their discovery of gamma rays coincident with a neutron-star merger gravitational wave event, confirming that short gamma-ray bursts are produced by binary neutron-star mergers. The Rossi prize is awarded annually "for a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis on recent, original work.
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Jan 04, 2018

Preliminary LAT 8-year Point Source List

As a prelude to the forthcoming Fermi LAT 4FGL catalog, a preliminary list of sources (FL8Y) based on 8-years of integration and employing the up-to-date (PASS-8) calibrations and event selections has been made available to the community through the FSSC by the LAT instrument team. This release is primarily intended to support the preparation Cycle-11 Fermi Guest Investigator proposals. We stress its preliminary nature and strongly encourage users to carefully read the accompanying documentation.

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