The Godzilla Constellation

In October 2018, NASA announced an “unofficial” constellation named after the King of Kaiju, Godzilla.

This is a gamma-ray constellation discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, and is one of 88 constellations described by the Fermi Telescope.

According to a NASA press release,

“By 2015, the number of different sources mapped by Fermi’s LAT had expanded to about 3,000 — 10 times the number known before the mission,” said Goddard’s Elizabeth Ferrara, who led the constellation project. “For the first time ever, the number of known gamma-ray sources was comparable to the number of bright stars, so we thought a new set of constellations was a great way to illustrate the point.”    

The Godzilla Constellation
The Godzilla Constellation
The Godzilla Constellation
The Godzilla Constellation

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