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Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope


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(GLAST)

A planned gamma-ray observatory to make observations at high energies extending up to about 300 GeV. Led by NASA, it has participation from France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Sweden. GLAST will carry two instruments, the main one being the Large Area Telescope (LAT) which will make gamma-ray images of astronomical objects. The second instrument is the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM), which will look for gamma-ray bursts. The GBM has a field of view that will enable it to watch over two-thirds of the sky at a time. GLAST is scheduled for launch in 2007.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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