WASHINGTON (AFP) - A hi-tech telescope NASA plans to launch on Wednesday hopes to fling open a new window on the Universe, exploring extreme sources of gamma-rays that point to powerful and exotic phenomena.Link to full story
The Gamma-ray, or GLAST, will search for energy blasts that point to and other beasts, and hunt for clues to explain the strange, magnetized known as .
The telescope may also unlock the mysteries of, which comprises about 25 percent of mass in the Universe but is invisible to the naked eye, compared with the five percent of visible matter.
The remaining 70 percent is known as "dark energy," a little understood phenomenon which is believed to speed the.
Scientists hope to gain vital information about the birth and evolution of the cosmos and study how black holes can spew jets of gas at stupendous speeds, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
GLAST telescope to open new window on the universe
Exciting! A new telescope is being launched on Wednesday which scientists hope will provide vital information about the birth and evolution of the cosmos.