The Penn Stater reports for the latter half of 2010 that the Swift satellite has made some astonishing
results from gamma-ray burts.
After five remarkable years of discovery, the Swift satellite has rewritten the book on gamma-ray
First Responder David Pacchioli
Gamma-ray bursts have been observed since 1967. Swift consists of three telescopes in tandem:
Burst Alert, X-ray, and Ultraviolet Optical..
Short bursts result from collisions between neutron stars and are a trillion times brighter than
the sun. In spring 2009, a ten-second gamma-ray burst had an afterglow in X-ray light. Yet only infared telescopes
on the ground could pick up the glow. It proved to be just over thirteen billion years ago. GRB090423