CGRO


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CGROCompton Gamma-Ray Observatory
CGROCoalition for Gay Rights in Ontario (Canada)
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In February 1975, the Globe and Mail (1975a) reported CGRO had called on the provincial government to provide nonbiased education and to develop "a program on homosexuality in sex education courses from grades 7 to 13." In April, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced a new health curriculum, which placed "greater emphasis on the study of human sexuality" (Sallot 1975).
Webster quoted Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament John Sweeney who believed as a teacher and a parent that "equal access should not be given to those people teaching in our schools." Webster speculated if in fact CGRO's demands for unbiased education had undermined the gay cause as it made "many parents fighting mad."
Before CGRO, many scientists thought these very energetic types of radiation could be generated only near the Sun, or in black holes, large galaxies, or neutron stars.
Another astonishing finding of CGRO's seven years in orbit has been the discovery of distant beacons in the universe, termed gamma-ray blazars, that send out particularly high-energy gamma rays in beams resembling those from a tight spotlight.
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.C.
LAT is the modern-day version of the Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) instrument, which flew more than a decade ago on CGRO. Because gamma rays are so energetic, they can't be focused or contained using lenses and mirrors as visible light can.
Fishman (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center), who headed CGRO's GRB instrument.
Commanded out of orbit by NASA flight engineers, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) plunged to destruction on June 4th.
(With a dry mass of 13.8 metric tons, Compton is one of the heaviest objects to fall from orbit in recent years.) In early May, CGRO was observing solar-flare gamma rays from its 485-kilometer-high, 28.5[degrees]-inclination orbit.
When one of CGRO's three gyroscopes failed last November, NASA officials grew concerned that the spacecraft was just one problem away from becoming a giant hunk of space debris.
The excitement caused by such a bright nova prompted astronomers to take a look with yet another satellite, NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO).
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