Highlights of Swift's Decade of Discovery
NASA's Swift satellite rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004, and it's still going strong. Swift's unique instrumentation allows it to quickly locate an interesting high-energy outburst, automatically determine its position, and rapidly investigate it with ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray telescopes. Swift's versatility has led to amazing observations across a wide swath of astronomy. As Swift begins its second decade of operation, its speed, flexibility and versatility make it an important platform for studying the most energetic and rapidly changing phenomena in the cosmos.
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Swift 10th Anniversary
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:00AM
Produced by - Robert Crippen
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