Universe  ID: 10505

Blazars at Galactic North Pole, Seen in Fermi's First Year of Observations

Fermi has detected more than 1,000 gamma-ray sources. Half are associated with active galaxies called blazars. This movie shows one year of blazar activity, starting on Aug. 4, 2008, around the galactic north pole. This region includes the constellations Ursa Major, Virgo, Leo, Boötes, and Coma Berenices.

Credits

Jean Ballet (CEA Saclay): Lead Animator
Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Producer
Scott Wiessinger (UMBC): Producer
Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Francis Reddy (SPSYS): Writer
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NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration

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Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
GLAST

Data Used:
Fermi/LAT
Fermi
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This item is part of these series:
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Astrophysics Visualizations
Astrophysics Stills

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> North Pole
DLESE >> Space science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Blazar
NASA Science >> Universe

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0