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Swift searches for Gamma Ray Bursts and stellar explosions
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Swift leaves the darkness, camera zooms in to catch the spacecraft crossing Earth.    Swift leaves the darkness, camera zooms in to catch the spacecraft crossing Earth.
Duration: 13.3 seconds
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Swift departs Earth orbit    Swift departs Earth orbit
Duration: 7.4 seconds
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Transferring data to earth via TDRS spacecraft    Transferring data to earth via TDRS spacecraft
Duration: 4.6 seconds
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Data transfer around the Earth    Data transfer around the Earth
Duration: 6.1 seconds
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Approaching Swift in orbit - pause - camera moves behind Swift to catch a burst in progress.    Approaching Swift in orbit - pause - camera moves behind Swift to catch a burst in progress.
Duration: 39.7 seconds
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Swift observing a gamma ray burst as it moves out into space.    Swift observing a gamma ray burst as it moves out into space.
Duration: 16.7 seconds
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A single burst at great distance    A single burst at great distance
Duration: 8.4 seconds
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Swift turning quickly to observe a gamma ray burst in progress.    Swift turning quickly to observe a gamma ray burst in progress.
Duration: 7.7 seconds
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Swift pointing    Swift pointing

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20155
Animation Number:20155
Completed:2008-07-21
Animator:Chris Meaney (HTSI) (Lead)
Producer:Chris Meaney (HTSI)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Swift
Series:Astrophysics Animations
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Spacecraft
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Swift
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Star
 
 


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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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