View Full Version : Swift Measures the Distance to Two Blasts

2005-Sep-10, 03:42 PM
SUMMARY: Since its launch late last year, NASA's Swift space telescope has already spotted 24 gamma-ray bursts - the most powerful known explosions in the Universe. Now Swift has measured the distance to two of these explosions which occurred on March 18/19; both are more than 9 billion light-years away. Swift should become even more accurate in the next few months as more of its instruments are enabled.

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