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MPE Press Release August 26, 2008

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Glast Burst Monitor detects 31 Gamma Bursts

NASA announced that GLAST has been renamed the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Fermi First Light
First all-sky image taken by the Large Area Telescope of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Credits: NASA/DOE/International LAT Team
GLAST, the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, has begun its mission of exploring the universe in high-energy gamma rays. The spacecraft and its revolutionary instruments passed their orbital checkout with flying colors. GBM, the GLAST Burst Monitor, spotted 31 gamma-ray bursts in its first month of operations. NASA announced today that GLAST has been renamed the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.


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Dr. Mona Clerico
Press Officer
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
and Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics
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E-Mail: clerico@mpe.mpg.de

Dr. Jochen Greiner
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
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E-Mail: jcg@mpe.mpg.de

Dr. Andreas von Kienlin
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
Tel.: +49 89 30000-3514
E-Mail: azk@mpe.mpg.de



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