GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY: Select a science guide and explore
Stirling Colgate tells the story of how his hunch about supernovas shaped both the future of gamma ray astronomy — and world peace.read more »
An early interest in explosives led Dieter Hartmann on a crooked path to science to study the life-ending explosions of stars.read more »
Neil Gehrels explains how he went from making music to building the detectors that give us our first alert to the most explosive events in the Universe.read more »
Advised not to study astronomy, Chryssa Kouveliotou did it anyway. Now she uses gamma-ray bursts to solve the mysteries of the ancient Universe.read more »
Highlights of Fermi's
First Five Years
This compilation summarizes the wide range of science from the first five years of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Fermi is a NASA observatory designed to reveal the high-energy universe in never-before-seen detail.