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The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

News from 2000

June 2000 - CGRO Returns To Earth
NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at approximately 2:10 a.m. EDT on June 4, according to calculations made by controllers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., in coordination with the U.S. Space Command's Control Center.
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January 2000 - Gamma-ray Skies, a web-radio show (re-aired October 2000)
Thirty years ago, a US spy satellite searching for clandestine nuclear weapons tests detected frequent, but brief, bursts of powerful gamma-rays. Fortunately for world peace, they came from space, not from the Earth.
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