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English: Fermi's Five-year View of the Gamma-ray Sky - This all-sky view shows how the sky appears at energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (GeV) according to five years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. (For comparison, the energy of visible light is between 2 and 3 electron volts.) The image contains 60 months of data from Fermi's Large Area Telescope; for better angular resolution, the map shows only gamma rays converted at the front of the instrument's tracker. Brighter colors indicate brighter gamma-ray sources. The map is shown in galactic coordinates, which places the midplane of our galaxy along the center. The Fermi LAT 60-month image, constructed from front-converting gamma rays with energies greater than 1 GeV. The most prominent feature is the bright band of diffuse glow along the map's center, which marks the central plane of our Milky Way galaxy. The gamma rays are mostly produced when energetic particles accelerated in the shock waves of supernova remnants collide with gas atoms and even light between the stars. Hammer projection.
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Source https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11342 (original TIFF image, converted to png)
Author NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration
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Gamma-rays of energies larger than 10 GeV


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current08:48, 23 September 2018Thumbnail for version as of 08:48, 23 September 201811,000 × 6,189 (44.65 MB)Fabian RRRR{{Information |Description=Fermi's Five-year View of the Gamma-ray Sky Released on August 21, 2013 Share on facebook Share on twitter More Sharing Services This all-sky view shows how the sky appears at energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (GeV) according to five years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. (For comparison, the energy of visible light is between 2 and 3 electron volts.) The image contains 60 months of data from Fermi's Large Area Telescope; for better...
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