The GLAST (Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope) was sent into low-Earth orbit on June 11, 2008. Several months prior to Launch, NASA commissioned a series of interviews with project scientists, as well as a series of animations illustrating what those scientists described.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum ranges from the longest wavelength, lowest energy: radio waves, to the shortest wavelength, highest energy: gamma waves. The GLAST is designed to perceive the universe in the gamma spectrum, collecting information about the highest-energy events that we currently have the capacity to detect.
Click here to see the full interview sequence in which these animations are featured.