Granat is an orbiting Russian X-ray and gamma-ray observatory for studying the sky
in the energy range 2 keV–100 MeV; "Granat" is Russian for "garnet."
After an initial period of pointed observations, Granat went into survey
mode in September 1994 and continued operating until November 1998. The
mission was carried out in collaboration with scientists from France, Denmark,
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