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Gamma Ray Satellite Sees Out First Year With a Bang

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Science  19 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5653, pp. 2051-2053
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5653.2051

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A year ago this week, the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first image from its new flagship gamma ray observatory, Integral. After a busy year of discovery, covering black holes, supernovas, and gamma ray bursts, ESA decided on 6 November to extend the mission for 4 years, until late 2008.