Workers Prepare the Delta II Second Stage for GLAST.
January 10, 2013
At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. workers prepare the Delta II second stage for GLAST for weighing. The Delta rocket will be used to launch the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, May 16 from Launch Pad 17-B on CCAFS. The GLAST is a powerful space observatory that will explore the Universe's ultimate frontier, where nature harnesses forces and energies far beyond anything possible on Earth; probe some of science's deepest questions, such as what our Universe is made of, and search for new laws of physics; explain how black holes accelerate jets of material to nearly light speed; and help crack the mystery. Image credit: NASA
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