Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
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The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is a space observatory being used to perform gamma-ray astronomy observations from low Earth orbit. Its main instrument is the Large Area Telescope, with which astronomers mostly intend to perform an all-sky survey studying astrophysical and cosmological phenomena such as active galactic nuclei, pulsars, other high-energy sources and dark matter. Another instrument aboard Fermi, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor, is being used to study gamma-ray bursts.GLAST was launched 2008-06-11 at 16:05 GMT aboard a Delta II 7920-H rocket. The mission is a joint venture of NASA, the United States Department of Energy, and government agencies in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden. NASA announced 2008-02-08 that it was seeking a new name that would, "capture the excitement of GLAST's mission and call attention to gamma-ray and high- energy astronomy."
Editor Frederic P. Miller
Editor Agnes F. Vandome
Editor John McBrewster
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