Bright gamma-ray burst tests idea of event’s origins
By Science News Staff, 15:45 PM November 21, 2013
Guest post by Gabriel Popkin
High-energy light particles from one of the brightest gamma-ray burst observed to date suggest that physicists need to revise their theories explaining the origin of these cosmic blasts.
Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest events known to occur in the universe. Most scientists believe the high-energy bursts happen when gigantic stars explode as supernovas. The explosions send out shock waves that speed up nearby matter, causing a type of radiation called synchrotron ...
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