A Day in the Life of a NASA Satellite Team

  • Released Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:45PM
  • ID: 13594

Launched on Nov. 20, 2004, NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has been on the hunt to uncover the mystery of the universe’s most powerful explosions: gamma-ray bursts. These extreme events are some of the farthest objects we’ve ever detected and are associated with some of the most dramatic events in our cosmos, like the collapse of massive stars or the mergers of two neutron stars. In celebration of fifteen years of excellent science, join a Swift scientist as she describes a typical day for the team.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Music: "Fiber Optics" from Universal Production Music.

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