Satellites and Telescopes Project

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Satellites and Telescopes Project

Swift Gamma RayBurst Explorer

InstrumentsThe BAT(Burst Alert Telescope) - Detects GRB's (Gamma Ray Bursts) in space and documents where they are in the sky.The XRT(X-ray telescope)-Pinpoints the origin of the bursts from the afterglow.The UVOT(Ultra Violet/Optical Telescope)- Takes pictures of the light from the optical afterglow.

Creation-Made by the company Spectrum Astro.-A NASA mission with International help, including Italy and the UK.

Citationshttp://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.htmlhttp://swift.asdc.asi.it/http://www.swift.ac.uk/

General Information- SWIFT is used for detecting and analyzing GRB's- A GRBs are flashes of gamma rays. They are the most powerful energy bursts in the universe.- They can produce more power than our Sun will in its 10 billion year lifespan.

SWIFT's First UVOT Light Picture


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