This discovery was made with a CGRO instrument called the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE), developed under James Kurfess at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.
But observations made by CGRO only a few months into its orbital life upset this theoretical applecart.
In early May, CGRO
was observing solar-flare gamma rays from its 485-kilometer-high, 28.
GLAST's primary instrument is expected to be about 30 times more sensitive to gamma ray sources than the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) used aboard CGRO.
We're looking forward to continuing the strong partnership that enabled CGRO to be one of the most scientifically productive missions of the 1990s.
Unfortunately the nova was probably not detected by CGRO at that time.
It is the first nova observed in outburst with HST, EUVE, Voyager, and CGRO.
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