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Swift

(Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission)
(satellite for studying gamma-ray bursts)

Swift (or Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, previously the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Mission) is a NASA space observatory specifically for detecting gamma-ray bursts and their afterglow. Swift was launched in 2004 with an expected mission length of 6 years, but is still in operation in 2019. Instruments:


(telescope,spacecraft,NASA,X-ray,gamma rays,ultraviolet,visible light)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Gamma-Ray_Burst_Mission
http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/
PrefixExample  
UVOTSSC1UVOTSSC1 J023436.6-084707 

Referenced by pages:
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
gamma rays (GR)
HEASARC
MAST
NASA
Wolter telescope

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