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Goddard TV Video Tape: G2012-005 -- Fermi and RXTE AAS releases


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Fermi's view of the gamma-ray sky continually improves. This image of the entire sky includes three years of observations by Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT). It shows how the sky appears at energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (1 GeV). Brighter colors indicate brighter gamma-ray sources. A diffuse glow fills the sky and is brightest along the plane of our galaxy (middle). Discrete gamma-ray sources include pulsars and supernova remnants within our galaxy as well as distant galaxies powered by supermassive black holes.   Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT CollaborationNASA's Fermi Space Telescope Explores New Energy Extremes
Animation of black hole system H1743-322. In this animation, an X-ray hot spot in the gas around the black hole produced signals of rising frequency as the spot moved closer to the black hole. When the bullets were ejected June 3, the hot spot vanished. NASA's RXTE Helps Pinpoint Launch of 'Bullets' in a Black Hole's Jet