Gamma-Ray Bursts

One of the universe’s most mysterious and explosive events is the phenomenon known to astronomers as a Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB). They are briefly bright enough to be visible billions of light years away. They are difficult to study as they are short lived and take place at seemingly random locations and times.

By measuring how long the GRB lasts, astronomers have determined that they fall into to main types --

         

 

                       

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