Namibia Telescopes Find First “Gamma Clock” in Milky Way Galaxy

"This is the highest energy at which any periodic signal has been observed, nearly 100,000 times higher than previously known."

- H.E.S.S. Observatory, Namibia

High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. First operation began in Summer 2002 in Gamsberg, Namibia. Image courtesy H.E.S.S.
High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. First operation began in Summer 2002 in Gamsberg, Namibia. Image courtesy H.E.S.S.
Gamsberg is west of Windhoek, Namibia.
Gamsberg is west of Windhoek, Namibia.

November 27, 2006  Gamsberg, Namibia - Astrophysicists operating the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) gamma-ray telescopes in Namibia have announced the discovery of periodic emission of very-high-energy gamma rays from a binary system. The object which is responsible for this emission is a double system called LS 5039, comprised of a massive blue star twenty times heavier than the Sun.

 

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