NASA Fermi Space Telescope Shows Off First Light

August 27, 2008

NASA announced this week that they have changed the name of their their newest space telescope, from GLAST, to the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, and has also revealed that the telescope is now functional.............Boston (ChattahBox) – NASA announced this week that they have changed the name of their their newest space telescope, from GLAST, to the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, and has also revealed that the telescope is now functional.

The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope was named after physics pioneer, Prof. Enrico Fermi.

The new space telescope is going to be used for a variety of things, such as observing gamma rays, black holes, and much more.

In the field of physics, the new space telescope could reveal a great deal in regards to Gamma-Rays.

It launched back in June, and has been worked on by NASA scientists to prepare its two main instruments, the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GMB).

NASA revaeled that it has seen its first light from our own galaxy, as well another galaxy that is billions of light-years away.


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