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Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is future space-based gamma-ray telescope, designed to explore the high-energy Universe. It will study astrophysical and cosmological phenomena such as active galactic nuclei, pulsars, and other high-energy sources. GLAST is a joint venture of NASA and the US Department of Energy, which also includes strong international support. It is currently scheduled to launch in May of 2007.
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