With funds for mega accelerator
projects drying up, particle physicists are increasingly turning their
attention heavenwards. A 15-institution collaboration at Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center in US has
proposed a US $100 million gamma
ray telescope -Gamma Large
Array Space Telescope (GLAST) -
to be put into space by AD 2005.
GLAST will record gamma rays from space with a much improved sensitivity. This could provide insights into gamma ray-emitting active galaxies.
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