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The international astronomy community "hit the jackpot" on March 19, 2008, as its astronomers observed GRB 080319B, a gamma-ray burst whose explosive jet shot material in the direction of Earth at an estimated speed of 99.99995% the speed of light. The event was the furthest in distance ever seen by a naked eye on Earth.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 18:27

GLAST renamed Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

NASA announced in February 2008 that it was holding a contest to re-name its Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST. The new name—Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope—was announced by NASA in August 2008 to honor Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954).

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European astronomers state that 2XMM J083026+524133 has been located about 7.7 billion light-years from our solar system. They contend that its existence can only be explained through dark energy.

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