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16 gamma-ray pulsars

3 Jul 2009, 12:04 UTC
16 gamma-ray pulsars
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I knew the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope would be good for something. Not only did it discover the first pulsar that blinks only in gamma-rays instead of the usual radio waves, it has discovered a total of 16 of them so far, and not doubt it will discover many more. And the gamma-ray telescope has not been in orbit for even a year yet!
Map of the 16 new pulsars in the sky

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