By Giacomo Saccardo
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The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some
of which can generate almost inconceivable amounts of energy.
Supermassive black holes, merging neutron stars, streams of hot gas
moving close to the speed of light ... these are but a few of the
marvels that generate gamma-ray radiation, the most energetic form of
radiation, billions of times more energetic than the type of light
visible to our eyes.
Now all these phenomena are studied by the Fermi Telescope, launched
on June 11, 2008, from Cape Canaveral, the highest profile mission of
NASA's Structure and Evolution of the Universe theme.
You can be kept informed about the Fermi's most important discoveries
on what is happening now in the violent side of the Universe or track
in real-time the Fermi satellite orbiting around our planet. Enable
Push notifications and be updated!
Fermi sky features different tabs:
TRACK – using seamless integration with iPhone and iPad mapping capabilities
the actual location of the satellite is displayed in real-time.
NEWS – subdivided into different categories:
1: The most important
discoveries of Fermi: a nova went off in Cygnus, millisecond pulsars,
energetic flares from far-away galaxies and GRBs (Gamma-Ray Bursts),
gigantic explosions second only to Big Bang.
2: News useful for all
astronomy stakeholders: target of opportunities, flaring objects and
3: GRB news.
Each iPhone can be customized to receive any of these news, just
access the 'Settings' tab!
MAPS – Huge maps or videos, the visions of the Universe seen in
gamma-rays by Fermi.
What's New in Version 1.6
- New maps and new videos in the "Map" section
- Full support to iOS 7
- Minor fixes
- Category: Education
- Updated: 13 March 2014
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 48.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, Italian
- Developer: Giacomo Saccardo
- © G. Saccardo & D. Bastieri 2011: Padova University Press
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.