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Crab Pulsar Beams Most Energetic Gamma Rays Ever Detected From a Pulsar


October 6, 2011

the VERITAS array Astrophysicists have detected pulsed gamma-ray emission from the Crab pulsar at energies far beyond what current theoretical models of pulsars can explain. With energies exceeding 100 billion electron-volts (100 GeV), the surprising gamma-ray pulses were detected by the VERITAS telescope array. Full Story

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