Swift News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA's SWIFT Satellite Images a Glaxy Ablaze With Starbirth
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
    Posted on: 2/26/2008 10:47:54 AM PDT

  • Japanese and NASA Satellites Unveil New Type of Active Galaxy
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Monday, July 30, 2007
    Posted on: 7/30/2007 2:09:17 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift Findings: Gamma-Ray Bursts Active Longer Than Thought
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, May 23, 2007
    Posted on: 5/23/2007 10:33:22 AM PDT

  • Supernova Imposter Goes Supernova
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Sunday, April 8, 2007
    Posted on: 4/8/2007 1:39:27 PM PDT

  • Gamma-Ray Burst Challenges Theory
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, March 8, 2007
    Posted on: 3/8/2007 7:46:29 PM PDT

  • Top High-Energy Astronomy Prize Awarded for SWIFT Discoveries
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, January 16, 2007
    Posted on: 1/16/2007 3:36:05 PM PDT

  • NASA Satellite Discovers New Kind of Black Hole Explosion
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 20, 2006
    Posted on: 12/20/2006 10:50:07 AM PDT

  • NOVA Features Penn State Space Scientists on 31 October
    Pennsylvania State University - Monday, October 30, 2006
    Posted on: 10/30/2006 6:27:46 PM PDT

  • X-rays Fly as Cracking Comet Streaks Across the Sky
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, May 12, 2006
    Posted on: 5/12/2006 1:08:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift Observes an Unusual Bang in the Far Universe
    Royal Astronomical Society - Sunday, April 16, 2006
    Posted on: 4/16/2006 3:25:33 PM PDT

  • Scientists Detect New Kind of Cosmic Explosion
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Saturday, February 25, 2006
    Posted on: 2/25/2006 7:56:42 AM PDT

  • Cosmic Explosion Could Be Black Hole Swallowing Neutron Star
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    Posted on: 12/14/2005 6:03:03 PM PDT

  • UM and Goddard Host 4-Day Meeting on Gamma-ray Astronomy
    University of Maryland - Wednesday, November 16, 2005
    Posted on: 11/16/2005 6:06:13 PM PDT

  • Swift Satellite Hailed as "Best of What's New" in Popular Science
    Pennsylvania State University - Wednesday, November 9, 2005
    Posted on: 11/9/2005 8:54:14 PM PDT

  • NASA Solves Cosmic Mystery of Gamma Ray Bursts
    NASA HQ - Thursday, September 29, 2005
    Posted on: 9/29/2005 5:53:27 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: Most Distant Explosion Detected - Smashes Previous Record
    NASA HQ - Monday, September 12, 2005
    Posted on: 9/12/2005 9:15:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Detection of Most Distant Explosion
    NASA HQ - Sunday, September 11, 2005
    Posted on: 9/11/2005 9:29:10 PM PDT

  • NASA's SWIFT Satellite Finds Newborn Black Holes
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, August 18, 2005
    Posted on: 8/18/2005 6:10:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Scientists Catch Unique Gamma-Ray Burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, May 12, 2005
    Posted on: 5/11/2005 10:36:54 PM PDT

  • Swift Mission Nabs Its First Distance Measurement to Star Explosion
    Pennsylvania State University - Tuesday, April 5, 2005
    Posted on: 4/5/2005 10:13:14 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060512: Swift detection of a burst with an optical afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 15, 2006
    Posted on: 5/15/2006 12:25:51 PM PDT

  • GRB 060510B: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 10, 2006
    Posted on: 5/10/2006 7:41:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060510: Swift detection of a burst with optical transient
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 10, 2006
    Posted on: 5/10/2006 7:41:28 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060505: Swift-BAT detection of a weak burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 9, 2006
    Posted on: 5/9/2006 6:17:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060502B: Swift detection of a short burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 9, 2006
    Posted on: 5/9/2006 6:17:31 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060502: Swift detection of a burst with an optical counterpart
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 9, 2006
    Posted on: 5/9/2006 6:17:08 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060501: Swift detection of a burst (2)
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 9, 2006
    Posted on: 5/9/2006 6:16:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060501: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 1, 2006
    Posted on: 5/1/2006 8:01:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060428B: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 30, 2006
    Posted on: 4/30/2006 6:27:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060428: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 30, 2006
    Posted on: 4/30/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060427: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 30, 2006
    Posted on: 4/30/2006 6:26:11 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060424: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 30, 2006
    Posted on: 4/30/2006 6:25:43 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB(?) 060421: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 30, 2006
    Posted on: 4/30/2006 6:25:19 PM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT: GRB 060418: Swift detection of a burst with bright x-ray and optical afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 18, 2006
    Posted on: 4/18/2006 7:44:08 AM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT: GRB 060413: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 13, 2006
    Posted on: 4/13/2006 7:42:02 PM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT: GRB 060403: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 4, 2006
    Posted on: 4/4/2006 8:54:25 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060323: Swift detection of a burst with a possible optical afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 23, 2006
    Posted on: 3/23/2006 6:03:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060322: Swift-BAT detection of a 200-sec burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 23, 2006
    Posted on: 3/23/2006 6:02:56 PM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT: GRB 060319: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 21, 2006
    Posted on: 3/21/2006 10:13:56 AM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT: GRB 060313: Swift-BAT detection of a bright short hard burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 14, 2006
    Posted on: 3/14/2006 11:34:05 AM PDT