Compton Gamma-ray Observatory

From: Charles Eltham (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 12:56:52 PST

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    Picked this up from NASA's Space Science News:
    March 24, 2000
    The Compton Gamma-ray Observatory is destined for a watery grave in the
    remote Pacific on June 3, 2000. At a press conference today, NASA officials
    cited human safety concerns in explaining their decision to de-orbit the
    satellite, which has revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos during
    a highly successful 9 year mission.  FULL STORY at
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