1000 Fermi Bursts!

The gamma-ray burst monitor (GBM) instrument on Fermi detected its 1000th gamma-ray burst today! This figure from Valerie Connaughton shows the location on the sky of these 1000 cosmic explosions.

The 1000th burst was detected at 21:03 UT on September 21. It lasted for around 3 seconds, and consisted of a single large pulse of gamma-rays. It was automatically detected on board the observatory by the GBM and an alert was sent to the ground, that was then relayed to a worldwide team of astronomers in less than 15 seconds.

Originally, predictions indicated that we would need to wait for around 5 years before getting to the 1000th burst.  However, due to excellent search routines implemented by the team of scientists who developed GBM, the rate of GRB detections has been significantly higher.

GRBs allow Fermi to see farther than any other class of object itdetects and  each GRB is a probe of the oldest and most violentexplosions in the Universe. Every new one helps us better understand these interesting events.

6 thoughts on “1000 Fermi Bursts!”

  1. Stars are wanderers extraterrestrial ufos if a star surrounder ourselves is for some reason

    The reason is that supporting Time timeless if the measure is a trauma shocking our minds our eyes on to the neck

    The intromision in the law of thinking pending like standing in the mirror of poetry of Time = no Time

    If Time = no Time

    timeless = x elevated to 5

  2. history of stars doesn’t exist history of Earth it’s impossible

    the sky the space is not historic and we are part of that

    Some words some thoughts some important moments but not historic

    history is a menace always

    Evolution is more than history of planets

    If I exist is not for history it’s for evolution it’s not for Life it’s for death it’s for being a part not a totality though the scale is different upon the subject not the object

    more tragedy when dissapears the lament of my question whereas I suppose that a count is replacing the ambience not the atmosphere

    Such absurd monotony of living days living nights in the near of creation

  3. If for ray emissions were emitted by black holes and Fermi detected 1000, how many should have to focus not on planet earth?

  4. How many gamma-ray supermassive emission from edge of the universe has detected the Fermi?, and assuming that emissions are quasars, how many will exist that do not focus on planet earth?

  5. Ancient peoples first looked up thousands of years ago, and the stars were there; pinpoints of light that seemed to slowly rotate around the Earth. The first astronomers also noticed the planets, the Moon and the Sun, and their motions across the night sky.

  6. Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hour—a movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow. http://www.ha-ha.ro/

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