Gamma Ray Bursts

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

Fermi Gamma Ray Observatory Harvests Cosmic Mysteries

[/caption] When it comes to high-energy sources, no one knows them better than NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Taking a…

11 years ago

Space Telescopes Observe Unprecedented Explosion

[/caption] From a NASA press release: NASA's Swift, Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have teamed up to study…

12 years ago

Ultraluminous Gamma Ray Burst 080607 – A “Monster in the Dark”

[/caption] Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are among the most energetic phenomena astronomers regularly observe. These events are triggered by massive…

12 years ago

Swift Briefly Blinded by Mega X-ray Blast

[/caption] A record-breaking gamma ray burst from beyond the Milky Way temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA's Swift space…

12 years ago

What is a Supernova?

[/caption] What is a supernova? Well, "nova" means "new star", and "super" means "really big", like supermarket, so a supernova…

13 years ago

GRB Central Engines Observed in Nearby Supernovae?

[/caption] Are the relativistic jets of long gamma ray bursts (GRBs) produced by brand new black holes? Do some core-collapse…

13 years ago

Hypernova

[/caption] Nova, "new star"; supernova, a "super" nova; hypernova, a super-duper, or super super, nova! This word appeared in the…

13 years ago

Supernova or GRB? Radio Observations Allow Astronomers to Find Unusual Object

[/caption] For the first time, astronomers have found a supernova explosion with properties similar to a gamma-ray burst, but without…

13 years ago

Fermi Finds Gamma-Ray Microquasar

Fermi's Large Area Telescope has detected bursts of gamma-rays in the binary system Cygnus X-3, which astronomers say are coming…

13 years ago