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New explanation for gamma ray bursts

Mathematicians at the University of Leeds have proposed a radical explanation for the bright flashes in the universe that are one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy today. The flashes, known as gamma ray bursts, are beams of high energy radiation produced by jets of plasma from massive dying stars. The orthodox model for this […]

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Secrets Of Gamma Ray Bursts Revealed

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) have baffled scientists for more than three decades since their discovery in 1973. They can last anywhere from fractions of a second to minutes, and they can come from any direction in the sky, shining billions of times brighter than their host galaxies. The main problem for scientists trying to observe […]

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Gamma Ray Burst Most Distant Yet

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory have set a new astronomical record by observing the afterglow of the most distant gamma ray burst ever. The Italian astronomers said the afterglow had a measured red-shift of 6.3, meaning the light has taken 12.7 billion years to reach Earth. Science’s best estimates put the age of the […]

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