GLAST Burst Monitor Team Hard at Work Fine Tuning Instrument and Operations
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
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This graph depicts a gamma-ray burst captured by the GLAST Burst Monitor on July 23. This powerful burst lasted over 50 seconds and was captured by each of the instrument's 14 detectors. This burst was not detected by any other gamma-ray burst satellites, because all were pointed at different parts of the sky at the time. One of the novel and important attributes of the GLAST Burst Monitor is that the instrument can see the entire sky, except where the Earth blocks its field of view. (NASA)
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