How Gamma-Ray Pulsars Are Detected

Dr Who Fan
Dr Who Fan
Joined: 25 Feb 05
Posts: 49
Credit: 1,678,998
RAC: 2,463
Topic 197615

Video: How Gamma-Ray Pulsars Are Detected
(Run time is aprox 1 min 44 sec) from Space.com

Quote:
The large area detector (LAT) onboard the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope records the arrival times and direction of gamma photons. By analyzing this data, scientists can pinpoint these rotating neutron stars through photon count patterns.