"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
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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