A Giant Gamma-Ray Bubble is a Source of Extreme Cosmic Rays

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are one of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe and something that astronomers have been studying…

3 months ago

ESA Has a Difficult Choice: Study Mars, Earth's Magnetosphere, or Gamma-Ray Bursts

The ESA Science Programme has narrowed down the possibilities for its next M-class mission to three concepts.

7 months ago

What’s the Link Between Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae? It Might Be Binary Stars

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most violent events in the universe. Some have a power output equivalent to…

8 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…

4 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…

4 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…

6 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…

12 years ago