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Fill in the chart below by placing checking the boxes that contain a characteristic for each satellite.

Characteristics
Satellite Used in the 1960's or 1970's Detects Gamma rays Confirmed findings of Gamma ray background Designed to detect flashes from nuclear bomb explosions First to detect gamma rays from deep space Used in the 1980's to study gamma rays from deep space Carried instruments that have increased spacial and temporal resolution of gamma ray observations
OSO-3
SAS-2
COS-B
Vela
Satellite
Series
Soviet
Venera
Spacecraft
Pioneer
Venus
Orbiter
CGRO


This activity was developed by Kim Cochrane, Bowie High School, Bowie Maryland.

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