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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The final voyage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis brings to a close the ship's 27-year flight history, the 30-year run of the shuttle program itself, and a chapter of space science history at the University of New Hampshire Space scientists and technicians from the UNH Space Science Center were key members of the team that built the Imaging Compton Telescope (COMPTEL) onboard the 17-ton Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) that was lofted into space and placed into orbit by Atlantis astronauts back in 1991.
The Nuclear Compton Telescope, which was partially destroyed in the accident, was designed to look for distant galaxies from a vantage point high in Earth's upper atmosphere.
Clearly cognizant of technology investment planning, the contributors of these 12 essays nevertheless describe their biggest and most ambitious ideas, from the Solar Polar Imager to the Titan Explorer (for Saturn's moon Titan), Neptune Orbiter (probing and landing on Neptune) a nuclear-powered interstellar probe that will leave the heliosphere, the Stellar Imager (stars), the Modern Universe Space Telescope, the single aperture far infrared observatory, a kilometer-baseline far-infrared/submillimeter interferometer in space, the Generation-X vision mission, and the advanced Compton Telescope mission.
GRO's Compton Telescope observed gamma rays bursting from two of the flares, and also appears to have recorded neutrons, says astrophysicist James M.