View Full Version : Crab Nebula's gamma-ray flare mystifies astronomers

05-12-2011, 01:07 AM
"The Crab Nebula has shocked astronomers by emitting an unprecedented blast of gamma rays, the highest-energy light in the Universe.

The cause of the 12 April gamma-ray flare, described at the Third Fermi Symposium in Rome, is a total mystery.

It seems to have come from a small area of the famous nebula, which is the wreckage from an exploded star.

The object has long been considered a steady source of light, but the Fermi telescope hints at greater activity..."


Sorry Turdly another Brit newspaper...... :D