Gamma Ray Bursts

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 months ago

An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Discovered Through the Gravitational Lensing of a Gamma-ray Burst

An intermediate mass black hole was discovered by its chance alignment with a gamma ray burst.

7 months ago

Astronomers think they’ve seen a magnetar form for the first time; the collision of two neutron stars

Astronomers have seen how two neutron stars created the brightest kilonova ever observed.

11 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” X: What is the Firstborn Hypothesis?

In this latest instalment, we explore the possibility that humanity is an early arrival to the Universe, and that intelligent…

1 year ago

A New Kind of Supernova Explosion has been Discovered: Fast Blue Optical Transients

For the child inside all of us space-enthusiasts, there might be nothing better than discovering a new type of explosion.…

1 year ago

NASA Chooses 4 New Astronomy Space Missions for Additional Study

NASA recently selected four new missions for development that will study gravitational waves, supernovae, relativistic jets, and exoplanet habitability.

2 years ago

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…

2 years 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.…

2 years 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…

3 years ago

Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab

For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening…

4 years ago