Image Gallery

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Latest Images from the Swift


UVOT images of Supernova 2005ke.


This page takes you to all of the current images taken in space from the Swift satellite.

http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/swift/results/releases/

Swift Launch Images

The Swift Spacecraft and Hardware images

The UVOT Integration
Thumbnail of the UVOT integration. Technicians prepare the UVOT for integration onto the spacecraft in the GSFC clean room.

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XRT Subsystem
Thumbnail of XRT The XRT subsystem.

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Building 10 Visit
Thumbnail of the Swift Science Team. Part of the Swift Science Team Visits Building 10 - July 2002.

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The BAT Coded Aperture Mask
Thumbnail of the BAT Coded Aperture Mask.

A Technician inspects the Swift BAT mask. Read the NASA press release about the BAT mask.

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High-resolution: 6.5 MB tiff

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Chris Gunn

Swift 5-year anniversary artwork

Five year anniversary mug image.
Thumbnail of mug image.


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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Five year anniversary brochure image.
Thumbnail of brochure image.



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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Five year anniversary newsletter image.
Different features of an AGN.



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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Artwork

Supernova Types
Supernova Types

Three types of systems, illustrated here, may host Type Ia supernovae.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Tidal Shredding
Swift Burst

An asteroid or comet too close to a neutron star being shredded. Gamma rays would be produced as the debris hit the star, as seen in this illustration.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Stellar Merger
Swift Burst

Christmas Gamma-ray Burst.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Bookmark
Swift bookmark.

Bookmark with a QR code and link to "Swift Explorer," an application for iOS.

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Download: 8MB tif

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Black hole "eating" a star
Different features of an AGN.

Artist's illustration of a star being torn apart due to tidal forces of a black hole resulting in a gamma-ray burst.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Irregular Dark Galaxy
Different features of an AGN.

Artist's illustration of a gamma-ray burst occurring in a dusty region of intense star formation.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Features of a AGN
Different features of an AGN.

Illustration of the different features of an active galactic nucleus (AGN), and how our viewing angle determines what type of AGN we observe.

Download: 1.2 MB jpeg

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

A new type of AGN
A new type of AGN.

Artist's conception of a newly discovered type of AGN, one whose center is obscured by gas and dust. The two images below show cross-sections of what the inside of the AGN may look like.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Collapsing core of a massive star
A dying star.

Artist's rendition of a collapse of the core of a massive star, which has very little visible effect at the surface.

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High-resolution: 36.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

A dying star
Death of a star.

Artist's rendition of the twin beams of matter and energy that have eaten their way out of a dying star that will be seen by Earth observers as a gamma-ray burst.

Download: 1.2 MB jpeg
High-resolution: 36.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Supernova
Formations of a magnestar.

Artist's rendition of a supernova, which will result in the formation of a magnestar.

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High-resolution: 36.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

A dense magnestar
Thumbnail of a magnestar.

Artist's rendition of a dense magnestar, a neutron star possessing a magnetic field trillions or even quadrillions of times stronger that Earth's.

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High-resolution: 36.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Diagram of a planet-pulsar system
Thumbnail of a diagram of planet/pulsar system.

Diagram of the of orbital separation of the two members of SWIFT J1756.9-250B, a low-mass planet and a pulsar.

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High-resolution: 5.5 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Low-mass planet and its companion pulsar
Thumbnail of low-mass planet and its pulsar companion.

An artist's rendering of a low-mass planet and its pulsar companion.

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High-resolution: 42.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Low-mass planet view of its companion pulsar
View from a low-mass planet of its companion pulsar.

An artist's impression the view from a low-mass planet of its companion pulsar.

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High-resolution: 42.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Blue supergiant at the end of its life
Thumbnail of the end of a blue supergiant's life.

An artist's rendering of an extremely massive blue supergiant at the end of its life.

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High-resolution: 6.4 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Stellar-mass black hole, Wolf-Rayet star duet
Thumbnail of Stellar-mass black hole, Wolf-Rayet star duet.

An artist's conception of biggest stellar-mass black hole (upper left) pulling gas away from a companion Wolf-Rayet star.

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High-resolution: 35 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Close-up of the biggest stellar-mass black hole
Close-up of a stellar-mass black hole.

Close-up of the biggest stellar-mass black hole.

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High-resolution: 6.6 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

The Swift Spacecraft
Thumbnail of the Swift spacecraft.

An artist's rendering of the Swift spacecraft with a gamma-ray burst going off in the background.
Credit: Spectrum Astro

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High-resolution: 13.5 MB jpeg

Credit: Spectrum and NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Observations of Galaxy Poster
Thumbnail of Swift Sticker and Patch


Download: .5 Mb PDF

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Observations of Supernovae Poster
Thumbnail of Swift Observations of Supernovea Poster


Download: .5 Mb PDF

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Patch and Sticker Image
Swift Patch and Sticker Image

Image of the official Swift patch and sticker.

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High-resolution: 11 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Binary Neutron Star Image
Thumbnail of the BAT Coded Aperture Mask.

An artist's impression of merging neutron stars, one of the theoretical progenitors of gamma-ray bursts.

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High-resolution: 11.1 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Edge of Space and Time
Thumbnail of the Edge of Space and Time

An an artist's conception of the edge of space and time, used for an educational guide.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Angling for Gamma-Ray Bursts
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An image from a poster (part of the Gamma-Ray Burst Educators Guide) showing how multiple satellites (including Swift) can be used to determine the location of a distant gamma-ray burst.

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High-resolution JPEG: 204 KB jpeg
High-resolution TIFF: 10.7 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Brochure Cover
Thumbnail of the brochure cover

The cover page of the public Swift brochure.

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Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Rendering
Thumbnail of the Swift satellite

A striking computer-generated drawing of the Swift satellite.

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High-resolution: 15.9 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift E/PO at Sonoma State University
Thumbnail of the SSU EP/O poster

An image of a poster giving an overview of the Swift E/PO mission at Sonoma State University (warning: large file).

Download: 6.19 MB pdf

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Graphic
Thumbnail of the Swift t-shirt

An artist's impression of the Swift satellite observing a gamma-ray burst.

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High-resolution: 44.7 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

The Swift Logo
Thumbnail of the Swift logo

The official logo for the Swift mission.

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High-resolution: 4.5 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Swift Satellite Graphic
Thumbnail of the Swift Mousepad

An artist's illustration of the top of the Swift satellite, showing the three telescopes and a gamma-ray burst.

Download: 176 KB jpeg
High-resolution: 59 MB tiff

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Newton's 1st Law Poster
Thumbnail of Newton's Laws Poster
Recently Updated!

The first of four posters (designed to fit together) describing Newton's Laws of Motion.

Download: 2 MB jpeg

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Newton's 2nd Law Poster
Thumbnail of Newton's Laws Poster
Recently Updated!

The second of four posters (designed to fit together) describing Newton's Laws of Motion.

Download: 1.84 MB jpeg

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Newton's 3rd Law Poster
Thumbnail of Newton's Laws Poster
Recently Updated!

The third of four posters (designed to fit together) describing Newton's Laws of Motion.

Download: 1.88 MB jpeg

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet

Newton's Law of Gravitation
Thumbnail of Newton's Law of Gravitation Poster
Recently Updated!

The fourth of four posters (designed to fit together) describing Newton's Laws of Motion.

Download: 1.88 MB jpeg

Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet