Gamma Ray Bursts

The Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen Came from a Collapsing Star

After a journey lasting about two billion years, photons from an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst (GRB) struck the sensors on…

1 month ago

A Giant Gamma-Ray Bubble is a Source of Extreme Cosmic Rays

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are one of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe and something that astronomers have been studying…

3 months ago

A Gamma-ray Burst Disturbed the Earth’s Ionosphere

You'd think that something happening billions of light-years away wouldn't affect Earth, right? Well, in 2002, a burst of gamma…

6 months ago

JWST Confirms the Formation of Heavy Elements in a Kilonova

A recent study published in Nature investigates recent observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and ground-based telescopes of…

7 months ago

What’s the Link Between Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae? It Might Be Binary Stars

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most violent events in the universe. Some have a power output equivalent to…

8 months ago

A 2022 Gamma Ray Burst Was So Powerful, it was Detected by Spacecraft Across the Solar System

Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions ever detected, emitting more radiation than the rest of their host…

8 months ago

A Gamma Ray Burst Lasted So Long it Triggered a Satellite Twice

amma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the Universe, briefly outshining all the stars in their galaxy combined. They…

10 months ago

Supervillains Take Note. Here’s a New Way to Destroy a Star

If you're an evil genius supervillain looking to freak out your enemy with a big messy space kablooie, here's a…

11 months ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago