In celebration of the 10th anniversary of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, NASA has named 21 new gamma-ray constellations.
NASA has um… gone a bit off the reservation when it comes to naming them.
Take “Hulk” for example, which is named for The Incredible Hulk!
Yep, that’s The Incredible Hulk alright.
Here’s the thing: These constellations aren’t based on stars, they’re based on gamma rays, as observed by the Fermi telescope. Which makes total sense when you consider that Bruce Banner became The Incredible Hulk as a result of gamma radiation. Genius!
“Gamma rays are the strongest form of light,” explained NASA. “They pack enough punch to convert into matter under the right circumstances, a transformation both Banner and the Hulk would certainly appreciate.”
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SOURCE: Cnet, Mark Serrels