Gamma Ray Bursts

Colliding Neutron Stars can Generate Long Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic recurring events in the Universe. Only the Big Bang was more energetic, and…

4 months ago

How Artificial Intelligence Can Find the Source of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Gamma-ray bursts come in two main flavors, short and long. While astronomers believe that they understand what causes these two…

4 months ago

Gamma-ray Bursts Don’t Always Signal the Birth of a Black Hole, Sometimes It’s Just a New Neutron Star

Way out in the universe, a long time ago, a proto-magnetar was born. The birth was heralded by a gamma-ray…

5 months ago

Astronomers Just saw the Most Powerful Gamma-ray Burst Ever Recorded

In a series of studies, two teams of astronomers shared their data on the closest and most powerful gamma ray…

5 months ago

A Black Hole can Tear a Neutron Star Apart in Less Than 2 Seconds

An international team has simulated what happens when a black hole and neutron star merge, and the results were pretty

8 months ago

The Gamow Explorer Would be a new Gamma-ray Observatory to Search for the First Stars in the Universe… as They Explode

Gamma rays are useful for more than just turning unassuming scientists into green-skinned behemoths.  They can also shine a light…

1 year ago

Finally an Answer to why Gamma Rays are Coming From Seemingly Empty Space

A galaxy survey has shown us the origin of gamma rays from empty space.

2 years ago

Astronomers Locate the Source of High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Using a novel approach, a team of researchers has confirmed that the elusive source of cosmic rays is indeed supernova…

2 years ago

Exploding Material From a Gamma-ray Burst Scrambled Nearby Magnetic Fields

A team of astronomers has found that giant, organized magnetic fields can help drive some of the most powerful explosions…

2 years ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What’s Happening as Neutron Stars Merge

Neutron stars are the remnants of massive stars that explode as supernovae at the end of their fusion lives. They're…

2 years ago