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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. Launched in 2008, Fermi continues to give astronomers a unique tool for exploring high-energy processes associated with solar flares, spinning neutron stars, outbursts from black holes, exploding stars, supernova remnants and energetic particles to gain insight into how the universe works.

Fermi detects gamma rays, the most powerful form of light, with energies thousands to billions of times greater than the visible spectrum.

The mission has discovered pulsars, proved that supernova remnants can accelerate particles to near the speed of light, monitored eruptions of black holes in distant galaxies, and found giant bubbles linked to the central black hole in our own galaxy.

From blazars to thunderstorms, from dark matter to supernova remnants, catch the highlights of NASA Fermi's first five years in space.

View all the Fermi-related media from the last 5 years in the Fermi Gallery.

For more information about Fermi, visit the NASA webpage.

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     Fermi's Five-year View of the Gamma-ray Sky (id 11342)
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Short video containing highlights from Fermi's first 5 years of operation. Watch this video on the NASAexplorer YouTube channel.    Short video containing highlights from Fermi's first 5 years of operation.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11311
Animation Number:11311
Completed:2013-07-18
Animators:Walt Feimer (HTSI)
 Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
 Cruz DeWilde (Avant Gravity)
Video Editor:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Interviewees:Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)
 Eric Stoneking (NASA/GSFC)
 Roger Romani (Stanford University)
Narrators:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
 Erin McKinley (OSU)
 Genna Duberstein (USRA)
 Chris Smith (HTSI)
 Karen Fox (ASI)
 Leann M. Johnson (GST)
 Elizabeth Hays (NASA/GSFC)
Producer:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Writer:Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Fermi
 Fermi/LAT
Series:Narrated Movies
 Astrophysics Features
Goddard TV Tape:G2013-066 -- Fermi Five Year Anniversary
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SVS >> Edited Feature
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