New Gamma Ray Burst space telescope launched

The Swift Gamma Ray Burst space telescope was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral today.

I know a number of the folks at the AUS-VO workshop were looking forward to this.

The idea is that when this new detector spots a Gamma Ray Burst it immediately turns to it and images it at various wavelengths. I also believe that it will transmit a finding chart to the teams so that terrestrial telescopes (such as the ROTSE robotic scopes can provide follow up observations.

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