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

  • Released Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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.

High resolution still of the Fermi 1-year all-sky map, higlighting the north galactic polar region.

High resolution still of the Fermi 1-year all-sky map, higlighting the north galactic polar region.



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This page was originally published on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:11 AM EDT.


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