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Fermi Improves its Vision for Thunderstorm Gamma-Ray Flashes

Photo Credit: NASA / Jim Grossman

WASHINGTON — Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is now 10 times better at catching the brief outbursts of high-energy light mysteriously produced above thunderstorms.

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