The Swift Video

The Swift Video
Thumbnail of Swift video. "In 1967, intense flashes of gamma rays were first observed from space. These brilliant bursts of energy burned brighter than all other gamma-ray sources in the sky. They come from far out in the Universe, and to shine so brightly from such great distances, gamma-ray bursts must be the largest known energy releases since the Big Bang. To catch these events before the fade into obscurity, NASA is now considering a new observatory, an agile, advance, and responsive spacecraft that lives up to its name, Swift." - This Quicktime video is seven and a half minute long.

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