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Originally posted January 8 2005 at 18:01 under Physics. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

That’s Swift


The NASA swift mission to search for gamma ray bursts was turned on last month. Researchers were expecting to detect a couple of bursts per week but while they were still in the process of calibrating the instrument they were practically deluged with bursts, including three in one day. It’s not clear as yet whether that’s just luck or if the bursts really are more common than anticipated but either way it’s certainly swift progress (OK enough of the bad puns…I’m just trying to blog more science).

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