Fermi satellite detects gamma rays from exploding novae

August 1, 2014 8:10 PM

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This picture is an artist’s conception of the explosion of V407 Cyg. It shows the white dwarf exploding inside the outer layers of its nearby companion star.

The universe is home to a variety of exotic objects and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate almost inconceivable amounts of energy. ASU Regents’ Professor Sumner Starrfield is part of a team that used the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope satellite...

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