GLASTing impressions

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June 19 2008 11:00 AM

GLASTing impressions

The Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, was launched into Earth orbit just a week ago (I've written about it a zillion times). What with all the stuff going on in space right now it might feel hard to keep up with GLAST, but then today's a happy day for you: GLAST has a blog!

It's written by Steve Ritz, the GLAST Project Scientist, so he has some passing familiarity with what's what on the observatory. He's been keeping it fairly up-to-date, with a list of what GLAST is doing right now (going through testing before turning on the main instruments).

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I'll put it on my daily checklist to make sure I know what's going on. You should too. When GLAST starts doing science there'll be plenty to talk about.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!