NASA's Fermi Mission Shows How Luck Favors the Prepared

  • Released Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • ID: 13042

Explore how more than a century of scientific progress with gravitational waves, gamma rays and neutrinos has helped bring about the age of multimessenger astronomy.

Music: "Family Tree," "The Archives" and "Beyond Truth," all from Killer Tracks.

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

Complete transcript available.

In 2017, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope played a pivotal role in two important breakthroughs occurring just five weeks apart. But what might seem like extraordinary good luck is really the product of research, analysis, preparation and development extending back more than a century. This video timeline explores the historical progress of research into three cosmic messengers -- gravitational waves, gamma rays and neutrinos -- that Fermi helped bring together.

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Complete timeline as single image


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