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Iowa State Researchers Help Detect Very-high-energy Gamma Rays From Crab Pulsar

October 6, 2011

an X-ray image of the Crab Nebula Iowa State University researchers helped design and build the $20 million instrument that allowed astrophysicists to discover the first very-high-energy gamma rays from a pulsar. The discovery is reported in the Oct. 7 issue of the journal Science. Full Story

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