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GLAST - Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
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post Feb 16 2008, 07:49 PM
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The year 2008 proves to become extremely exciting as the European Laboratory for particle physics (CERN = Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) will start-up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest sub-atomic particle accelerator in an underground circular tunnel near Geneva Switzerland, in order to study nature’s fundamental elements and their interactions at the smallest scale. Meanwhile, NASA’s GLAST space telescope will study the same processes as the LHC does but in their natural cosmic settings.
Thought this mission should get its own topic smile.gif

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/sp...raft/index.html
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post Feb 16 2008, 08:55 PM
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Does anyone know of another website with images of the GLAST space telescope?
The General Dynamics site on GLAST is down...

http://glast.gsfc.nasa.gov/public/resources/images/
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post Feb 17 2008, 09:40 AM
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Two weeks ago, NASA's Alan Stern, associate administrator for Science at NASA Headquarters, launched a public competition, closing 31 March 2008, to re-name GLAST in a way that would "capture the excitement of GLAST’s mission and call attention to gamma-ray and high-energy astronomy...
Well I hope they will retain GLAST acronym along the new name as otherwise science writers will have to do some editing to articles in preparation wink.gif
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post Feb 20 2008, 05:54 PM
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Any takers?
http://glast.sonoma.edu/glastname/
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post Feb 21 2008, 04:24 PM
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I've been trying, but it's not an easy assignment to make gamma rays and high energy particle physics popular topics round the breakfast table. Even the word gamma itself has connotations of a fail grade. It's not the sexiest greek letter. Added to that the acronym GLAST is actually one of the more catchy and pronouncable ones around. So my suggestion would be - GLAST. I haven't bothered submitting it.
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post Feb 21 2008, 05:08 PM
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They could always call it the GAmma Ray Burst Observer -- GARBO.

Then again, what do you do when a high-tech orbital observatory announces that it wants to be alone? rolleyes.gif

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post Feb 21 2008, 07:36 PM
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GLASTnost?
GAMMELEON?
GaRaBu (Rhymes with Caribou)?
HULK?
GODZILLA?


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post Feb 21 2008, 08:35 PM
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GLASTnost is a good one biggrin.gif
But people would mix it with GLONASS wink.gif
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post Feb 22 2008, 05:33 PM
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GLaDOS? smile.gif
It would need some sort of CAKE instrumentation.

It would serve as an excellent portal through which to view the Universe.
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post Feb 22 2008, 07:33 PM
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Or why not GLAD (Gamma-ray Large Area Detector) - there's much worser acronyms out there
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post Feb 23 2008, 06:11 AM
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I was trying to come up with words that would form the acronym KOOL-AID, but first I had to change the name of gamma rays to kappa rays... *sigh*...

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post Feb 23 2008, 09:31 AM
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GONAD (Gamma-Ray Observatory 'n' Astronomical Discoverer )


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post Feb 23 2008, 02:56 PM
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GOLEM (Gamma-ray Observing Laboratory Explorer Mission)
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post Feb 23 2008, 06:05 PM
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I think it's: Gamma Ray Extended Area Telescope!
The GREAT mission.
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post Feb 29 2008, 11:26 PM
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If NASA doesn't receive any good suggestions, they could name it TWAIN (Telescope Without An Interesting Name). wink.gif





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