Our Universe is the stage for events of inconceivable power. Stars explode, outshining 100 billion suns. Matter is obliterated in the dark heart of a black hole, or accelerated to almost the speed of light by its powerful jets. Intense flashes of invisible light come from the edge of the cosmos. Explore the gamma-ray universe and learn what GLAST will study by following the links below:
Active Galactic Nuclei - GLAST will study the super-massive black holes at the centers of these distant galaxies.
Gamma-Ray Bursts - GLAST will help unravel the mysteries of these cosmological explosions.
Cosmology - GLAST may find clues to the nature of dark matter.
Particle Astrophysics - GLAST will study Nature's highest energy particle accelerators.
Gamma-Ray Pulsars - GLAST will provide a new window on pulsar evolution.
Unidentified Gamma-ray sources - GLAST may locate entirely new types of gamma-ray sources.
The Sun - GLAST may reveal more about the highly energetic gamma-rays emitted during solar flares.