Gamma Ray Bursts

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.…

3 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…

4 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…

5 years ago

How Do Stars Go Rogue?

Rogue stars are moving so quickly they’re leaving the Milky Way, and never coming back. How in the Universe could…

7 years ago

ALMA Sheds New Light on ‘Dark’ Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) represent the most powerful explosions in the cosmos, sending out as much energy in a matter of…

8 years ago

Surprise Gamma-Ray Burst Behaves Differently Than Expected

Roughly once a day the sky is lit up by a mysterious torrent of energy. These events — known as gamma-ray…

8 years ago

Bright, Long-Lasting GRB Sets Energy Output Record

Last weekend (April 27, 2013), the Fermi and Swift spacecraft witnessed a “shockingly” bright burst of gamma rays from a…

9 years ago

New Kind of Gamma Ray Burst is Ultra Long-Lasting

According to astronomer Andrew Levan, there’s an old adage in studying gamma ray bursts: “When you’ve seen one gamma ray…

9 years ago

Integral: Ten Years Tracking Extreme Radiation Across the Universe

Caption: Artist's impression of ESA's orbiting gamma-ray observatory Integral. Image credit: ESA Integral, ESA's International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory launched ten…

10 years ago

A Gamma-Ray Burst as Music

This is awesome. What would a gamma-ray burst sound like? No one really knows, but members of the team that…

10 years ago