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Jul 13 2011

Non Static Gamma Ray Sky

Published by under Astrophysics

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is currently the best instrument available for mapping gravitational sources in the universe.  With the recent update of the LAT catalogue, we can be sure the information will be put to good use.  As far as “unidentified” and “entirely new cosmic objects”, most would be comprised of conventional mass.

Also, according to Steven Ritz: “It’s very important to understand that the gamma-ray sky is not static, it’s changing all the time,” *  Naturally, there would be many very distant gamma ray sources that are moving relative to the earth at various radial and angular velocities, just as the other solar system planets are doing closer by. 

*, by Jason Palmer, Science and technology reporter, BBC News

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