Universe  ID: 10344

Fermi LAT movie of Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) 080916C

This movie compresses about 8 minutes of Fermi LAT observations of GRB 080916C into 6 seconds. Colored dots represent gamma rays of different energies. Visible light has energy between about 2 and 3 electron volts (eV). The blue dots represent lower-energy gamma rays (less than 100 million eV); green, moderate energies (100 million to 1 billion eV); and red, the highest energies (more than 1 billion eV).


Credits

Nicola Omodei (INFN Pisa, Italy): Lead Animator
Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Francis Reddy (SPSYS): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration

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Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
GLAST

Data Used:
Fermi/LAT
Fermi

This item is part of this series:
Astrophysics Visualizations

Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Supernova
NASA Science >> Universe