Universe  ID: 10247

GLASTcast Episode 1: What is GLAST?

NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S.

The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's spectacular high-energy gamma-ray "eyeglasses" will reveal hidden wonders, opening our minds to new possibilities and discoveries, expanding our understanding of the Universe and our place in it.

Interviews with (in order of appearance):

Steve Ritz - GLAST Project Scientist, NASA Goddard

Peter Michaelson - Large Area Telescope (LAT) Principal Investigator, Stanford University

Diego Torres - Large Area Telescope (LAT) Scientist, University of Barcelona

Neil Gehrels - GLAST Deputy Project Scientist, NASA Goddard

David Thompson - GLAST Deputy Project Scientist, NASA Goddard

Luke Drury - Professor of Astronomy, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Valerie Connaughton - GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) Team, NASA Marshall/University of Alabama

Martin Pohl - GLAST Interdisciplinary Scientist, Iowa State University

Per Carlson - Professor of Elementary Particle Physics, Manne Siegbahn Laboratory

Charles "Chip" Meegan - GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM) Principal Investigator, NASA Marshall

Alan Marscher - Professor of Astronomy, Boston University

Julie McEnery - GLAST Deputy Project Scientist, NASA Goddard


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/GLAST


Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital): Animator
Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC): Animator
Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Video Editor
Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Producer
Elizabeth A. Smith (HTSI): Producer
Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Victoria Weeks (HTSI): Videographer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
GLAST

Data Used:
Fermi
Fermi/LAT
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2008-091 -- GLASTcast Episode 1: What is GLAST?
G2008-160 -- GLASTcast Series Compilation

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Spacecraft
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Black Hole
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Podcast
SVS >> Fermi
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Universe

GCMD 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