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Swift

(Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission)
(satellite for studying gamma-ray bursts)

Swift (or Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission) is a NASA space observatory specifically for detecting Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) and their afterglow. Swift was launched in 2004 with an expected mission length of 6 years, but is still in operation in early 2013. Instruments:


(telescope,space,NASA,x-ray,gamma rays,ultraviolet,visible light)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Gamma-Ray_Burst_Mission
http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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NASA

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