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360 Degrees of GLAST

GLAST will carry two instruments: the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM). The LAT is GLAST's primary instrument and consists of four components: the Tracker, the Calorimeter, the Anticoincidence Detector (ACD), and the Data Acquisition System (DAQ). These instrument components working together will detect gamma rays by using Einstein's famous equation (E=mc(squared) in a technique known as pair production. The GLAST Burst Monitor is a complementary instrument and consists of low-energy detectors, high-energy detectors, and data processing unit. The GBM can see all directions at once, except for the area where Earth blocks its view. When the GBM detects a bright gamma-ray burst, it immediately sends a signal to the LAT to observe that area of the sky.
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This beauty shot provides a 360-degree view of the spacecraft without a simulated gamma ray sky.    This beauty shot provides a 360-degree view of the spacecraft without a simulated gamma ray sky.
Duration: 13.3 seconds
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This beauty shot provides a 360-degree view of the spacecraft  with a simulated gamma ray sky.    This beauty shot provides a 360-degree view of the spacecraft with a simulated gamma ray sky.
Duration: 13.3 seconds
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  1280x720   QT         866 MB
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20120
Animation Number:20120
Completed:2007-09-12
Animator:Chris Meaney (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Fermi
 Fermi/LAT
Series:GLAST Pre-Launch
 Astrophysics Animations
Goddard TV Tape:G2007-011HD -- GLAST Pre-Launch Resource Tape
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Spacecraft
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
NASA Science >> Universe
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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