Swiftly searching the sky: The first three years of the swift gamma-ray burst explorer

John Andrew Nousek, Kare Varela, Fernando Quijandria

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Abstract

The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer has revolutionized the study of these remarkable high-energy explosions. We summarize the technical developments which lead to the creation of the Swift mission, and outline the highlights of the first three years, and the prospects ahead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCosmic Rays and Astrophysics - Proceedings of the 3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics
Pages217-225
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2009
Event3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Aug 25 2008Sep 5 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1123
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics
CountryPeru
CityArequipa
Period8/25/089/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Nousek, J. A., Varela, K., & Quijandria, F. (2009). Swiftly searching the sky: The first three years of the swift gamma-ray burst explorer. In Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics - Proceedings of the 3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics (pp. 217-225). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1123). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3141358