NASA Swift Observatory (@NASASwift )

NASA Swift Observatory

Bio The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory is NASAs fast-response space telescope, studying exotic cosmic objects in gamma ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical light!
Location In orbit
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Account created 07-12-2011 19:00:52
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Twitter Web Client : “This is America ... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” — George H. W. Bush, Aug. 18, 1988

In Memoriam. #Remembering41

Here is a look at thousands of colorful galaxies from Hubble:

Twitter Web Client : The Joint Space-Science Institute (University of Maryland and NASA Goddard) has a prize postdoctoral fellowship named in honor of Neil Gehrels. Please encourage your students/postdocs (particularly from underrepresented groups) to apply! Deadline Dec 15.…

Twitter Web Client : If you want something to be thankful for this season, this is ultimately what is expected when our Milky Way galaxy mergers with Andromeda (M31). Fortunately, we have several billion years until this happens - "you can rest easy ... for now"…

iPhone : Continuing our 14th anniversary celebration - we’re giving away *original edition* Swift satellite pins! First 14 to share memories, favorite science results, etc. will receive one in the mail (and yes, it is an office cleaning day here ...)

Twitter Web Client : Want to celebrate our 14th launch anniversary but tired of the Happy Birthday song? Check out the official Swift song instead! With all due respect to Taylor Swift, we think its the catchiest tune to come from anything named Swift out there!

Twitter Web Client : Today marks the 14th anniversary of the launch of the Swift satellite. We'll be sharing more stories/highlights over the coming days to celebrate, but to start with - where were you on that fateful Saturday afternoon? Anyone have memorable launch stories?…