Just added a link to zoom the 'timeline' plot.
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|contributed to these new discoveries. To say "we couldn't have done it without you!" would be a terrible|
|<img style="width: 500px;" alt="Timeline" src="img/psrs_vs_time.png">|
|<a href="img/psrs_vs_time.png"><img style="width: 550px;" alt="Timeline" src="img/psrs_vs_time.png"></a>|
|<p>The above plot illustrates the number of gamma-ray pulsars discovered in blind searches using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope as a function of time (when the discoveries were published). Since the Fermi satellite was launched in 2008, it has been continuously scanning the entire sky and thus is providing an ever increasing data set. In principle, having more data available allows us to do more sensitive pulsar searches. However, at the same time, the computational cost also increases rapidly with the longer data time spans. Thus, as the graphic shows, over the last few years the only new such discoveries were made with Einstein@Home, thanks to the massive collective computing power provided by the Einstein@Home volunteers.</p>|