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2008-Dec-01, 10:50 PM
From 1991 to 2000, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory dominated the search for the largest explosions ever observed in the cosmos: gamma-ray bursts (or GRBs). Unfortunately after nearly a decade of highly successful observations, June 4th 2000, NASA made the unpopular decision to de-orbit the observatory in response to a mechanical failure on the spacecraft [...]

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