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Jan 19, 2016

Swift Cycle 12 Results

Swift Cycle 12 Recommended Targets and Proposals have been posted.
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Nov 6, 2015

NASA's Swift Spots its Thousandth Gamma-ray Burst

NASA's Swift spacecraft has detected its 1,000th gamma-ray burst (GRB). GRBs are the most powerful explosions in the universe, typically associated with the collapse of a massive star and the birth of a black hole.
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Oct 27, 2015

Black Hole Has Major Flare

The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA's Explorer missions Swift and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
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Oct 22, 2015

Black Hole Caught in the Act of Ripping Apart a Star

New details about what happens when a black hole tears apart a star have been gathered by a multi-national astronomy team using a trio of orbiting of orbiting observatories that includes NASA's Swift Gamma-ray-Burst Explorer.
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Sep 29, 2015

Swift Cycle 12 GI Program

NASA received 185 proposals, requesting a total observing time of 15.8 Ms and $6.0M in funds for 1,555 targets. Considering PIs and Co-Is, more than 600 individual scientists responded to the Swift Cycle 12 call. The Swift Cycle 12 Peer Review will be held in December to evaluate the merits of submitted proposals. Results will be posted in late December 2015.

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