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May 23, 2024

NASA Swift Satellite and AI Unravel the Distance of the Farthest Gamma-Ray Bursts

A team of astronomers is using machine learning to analyze gamma-ray burst data from our Swift observatory and ground-based telescopes including the Subaru Telescope, to better estimate the distances to these powerful cosmic events.
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Feb 6, 2024

Swift Cycle 20 Results

Swift Cycle 20 Recommended Targets and Proposals have been posted.

Sep 7, 2023

NASA's Swift Learns a New Trick, Spots a Snacking Black Hole

Using NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, which launched in 2004, scientists have discovered a black hole in a distant galaxy repeatedly nibbling on a Sun-like star. The object heralds a new era of Swift science made possible by a novel method for analyzing data from the satellite's X-ray Telescope (XRT).
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Mar 28, 2023

NASA Missions Study What May Be a 1-In-10,000-Year Gamma-ray Burst

On Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, a pulse of intense radiation swept through the solar system so exceptional that astronomers quickly dubbed it the BOAT - the brightest of all time.
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