May 8, 2021

Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Wakes the World to Smashing Neutron Stars

On Aug. 17, Colleen Wilson-Hodge had already hit the gym and was headed to a training class at work when a message popped up on her phone. The Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope had detected a gamma-ray burst or “GRB” — a brief flash of high-energy light.

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