Gamma Ray Bursts

Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter? Unsure Scientists Checking This Out

by Elizabeth Howell April 4, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Sometimes a strange signal comes from the dark and it takes a while to figure out what that signal means. In this case, scientists analyzing high-energy gamma rays emanating from the galaxy’s center found an unexplained source of emission that they […]

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Gravitational Lens Seen for the First Time in Gamma Rays

by David Dickinson January 8, 2014

An exciting new discovery was unveiled early this week at the 223rd  meeting of the American Astronomical Society being held in Washington D.C., when astronomers announced that a gravitational lens was detected for the first time at gamma-ray wavelengths. Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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ALMA Peers Into Giant Black Hole Jets

by Tammy Plotner October 17, 2013

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to observe what happens to a galaxy near a black hole? For all of us who remember that wonderful Disney movie, it would be a remarkable – if not hypnotic – experience. Now, thanks to the powerful observational tools of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), […]

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GRB Lights Up Ancient Hidden Galaxy

by Tammy Plotner August 7, 2013

Once upon a time, more than 12.7 billion years ago, a star was poised on the edge of extinction. It made its home in a galaxy too small, too faint and too far away to even be spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. Not that it would matter, because this star was going to end […]

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What’s A Kilonova? You’re Looking At It!

by Elizabeth Howell August 5, 2013

As astute readers of Universe Today, you likely know what a supernova is: a stellar explosion that signals the end game for certain kinds of stars. Above, however, is a picture of a kilonova, which happens when two really dense objects come together. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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