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The Gamow Explorer Would be a new Gamma-ray Observatory to Search for the First Stars in the Universe… as They Explode

Gamma rays are useful for more than just turning unassuming scientists into green-skinned behemoths.  They can also shine a light…

1 month 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

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…

7 years ago

Possible Gamma Ray Burst Detected in Andromeda, Would be Closest Ever Observed

Update (5/28/14 9:20 am EDT): This alert may have been a false alarm. Further analysis showed the initial brightness was…

8 years ago

X-ray Burst May Be the First Sign of a Supernova

GRB 080913, a distant supernova detected by Swift. This image merges the view through Swift's UltraViolet and Optical Telescope, which…

9 years ago

Did a Neutron Star Create the “Christmas Burst”?

[/caption] On December 25, 2010, at 1:38 p.m. EST, NASA's Swift Burst Alert Telescope detected a particularly long-lived gamma-ray burst…

10 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…

12 years ago