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High Energy Stereoscopic System detects its first pulsar

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The High Energy Stereoscopic System telescope in Namibia has detected gamma rays of only 30 Giga electron volts (GeV) from the Vela pulsar. This is the first pulsar to be detected by HESS and the second - after Crab in 2011- to be s...

NASA's Fermi space telescope reveals new source of gamma rays

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light. "There's a say...

Pulsar discovered in an ultraluminous X-ray source

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

(—A team of European astronomers has discovered a new pulsar in a variable ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) known as NGC 7793 P13. The newly found object is the third ultraluminous X-ray pulsar detected so far, and also the...

NASA: Europa's Water Plumes Detected --"Missions May Be Able to Probe Its Ocean Without Drilling Through Miles of Ice"

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high-a...

Hubble Space Telescope finds plumes of water erupting from Europa

Academics : LA Times: Science

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of water vapor spewing out of the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. The water appears to shoot about 125 miles high and may come from the global ocean thought to lie beneath its froz...


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