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Gamma Ray Bursts

It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst

A new study by researchers from the University of Warwick shows how Gamma Ray Bursts can only occur with binary…

6 months ago

Hubble Observes the Most Powerful Gamma Ray Burst Ever Detected

An international effort involving multiple observatories and astronomers from around the world have observed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever.

8 months ago

Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

10 months ago

Massive Triple Star System Creates this Bizarre Swirling Pinwheel of Dust. And it Could be the Site of a Gamma Ray Burst

An international team of astronomers recently located a triple star system in our galaxy that will someday unleash a massive…

2 years ago

Did a Gamma Ray Burst Accompany LIGO’s Gravity Wave Detection?

A Gamma Ray Burst detected from the same source as last week's gravitational waves requires a new understanding of the…

4 years ago

Remembering the Vela Incident

36 years ago today, a strange event was detected over the Southern Indian Ocean that remains controversial. On September 22nd,…

5 years ago

Gamma Ray Bursts Limit The Habitability of Certain Galaxies, Says Study

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the brightest, most dramatic events in the Universe. These cosmic tempests are characterized…

6 years ago

New Analysis Sets a Space & Time Zone for Complex Life

If too close to an environment harboring complex life, a gamma ray burst could spell doom for that life. But…

6 years ago

Radio Galaxy With Black Hole Has ‘Fierce Electrical Thunderstorm’ Raging In Its Depths

We know black holes are dangerous to people and galactic objects alike due to their immense gravity. But it turns…

6 years ago

Observing Alert: Distant Blazar 3C 454.3 in Outburst, Visible in Amateur Telescopes

Have an 8-inch or larger telescope? Don't mind staying up late? Excellent. Here's a chance to stare deeper into the…

6 years ago