Swift
21 Sep 2009
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Swift Observatory studies and relays the coordinates of gamma-ray bursts across the Universe. Swift recorded UV light in the aftermath of a gravitational wave event, giving scientists new insights into star collisions.

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​Swift

Credit: NASA
RAL Space Involvement

Environmental testing

Subject
Gamma-ray Astronomy

Main Objectives
The fast-moving gamma-ray burst detection satellite

Launch Date
20 Nov 2004

Partners
NASA, Penn State University, SDC, University of Leicester, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science​, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik​

Further Project Information
NASA - Swift (link opens in a new window)



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