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GLAST Large Area Telescope Simulator
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The main scientific instrument on the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is the Large Area Telescope (LAT). This interactive computer-based educational activity allows students in grades 11-14 and informal web users to see the results when gamma-ray photons of different energies and incident angles hit the LAT. The photons convert into electron-positron pairs which travel through 19 interleaved layers of silicon into the cesium-iodide calorimeter. Background information about GLAST and the LAT is also provided, which is part of the Virtual Visitor Center site for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

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Astronomy
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
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U.S. Department of Energy
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory