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Compton is a gamma-ray observatory operating from 1991-2000. The second of NASA's five Great Observatories, it is launched aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-37, and contributed to understanding one of the universe's most energetic phenomena, the GRBs. It was deorbited on 2000-Jun-4, after nine years of service, and was succeeded by the European INTEGRAL spacecraft

Launch of STS-37 (Atlantis) carrying Compton, 1991-Apr-5

The Compton Gamma-ray Observatory shortly after being deployed from Space Shuttle Atlantis, 1991-Apr-7

The Moon in gamma-ray light as seen by CGRO

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