Gamma Ray Bursts

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…

8 months ago

Brightest Gamma-ray Burst Shines Light on Milky Way Structure

The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen in 2022 still puzzles astronomers.

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

A new Hubble Image Reveals a Shredded Star in a Nearby Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope, to which we owe our current estimates for the age of the universe and the first…

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years ago

Gamma-ray Bursts can Help Astronomers Measure Vast Distances Across the Universe

Some gamma ray bursts could be used as standard candles and allow astronomers to measure Hubble's constant at greater distances…

2 years ago

New Radio Images of Bizarre “Odd Radio Circles” Which are Vastly Bigger Than the Milky Way

Strange galaxy-sized circles are emitting radio light, and we don't know why.

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…

3 years ago