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On the Edge of: Instrument Design

Because of absorption by the Earth's atmosphere, much of high-energy astronomy must be done from space. Furthermore, because of the high energies involved, it is not simply a matter of putting optical-style telescopes above the atmosphere. Scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center's Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics are involved in inventing, testing, and perfecting the technologies that will be part of the next generation of space-based high-energy telescopes. We present here a brief glimpse into the work of some of these expert astronomers and engineers.

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