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Galaxies 2018, 6(4), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies6040117

Fermi: Monitoring the Gamma-Ray Universe

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Received: 17 October 2018 / Revised: 2 November 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Monitoring the Non-Thermal Universe)
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Since 2008, the Large Area Telescope and the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have been monitoring the entire sky at energies from about 8 keV to more than 1 TeV. Photon-level data and high-level data products are made publicly available in near-real time, and efforts continue to improve the response time. This long-duration, all-sky monitoring has enabled a broad range of science, from atmospheric phenomena on Earth to signals from high-redshift sources. The Fermi instrument teams have worked closely with multiwavelength and multi-messenger observers and theorists to maximize the scientific return from the observatory, and they look forward to continued cooperative efforts as Fermi moves into its second decade of operation. View Full-Text
Keywords: gamma rays; monitoring; variability gamma rays; monitoring; variability
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