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    Gamma Rays Detected Coming From the Crab Nebula

    Most people with any interest in astronomy know about the Crab Nebula. It’s a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus, and its image is all over the place. Google “Hubble images” and it’s right there with other crowd favorites, like the Pillars of Creation. The Crab Nebula is one of the most-studied objects in astronomy. …
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    Unfortunately, the title of this article is rather misleading, since the topic of the article is a new telescope which used gamma rays for calibration. It's not about seeing gammas from the Crab for the first time. Low-energy gammas were detected by a balloon-borne gas-Cherenkov telescope way back in the early '70s.
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