Mapping the sky

Published: Monday 30 November -0001

-- Understanding the enigmatic black holes becomes easier now that nasa has unveiled the first all-sky images from the world's largest gamma-ray space telescope, renamed Fermi Gamma-ray telescope from glast (Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope). Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on June 11, the telescope explored the universe's high energy electromagnetic spectrum using gamma ray emissions. This, researchers hope, will help understand the behaviour of black holes and the exact origin of the high energy cosmic particles.

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