New study describes unique jet structure of brightest gamma-ray burst ever

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 16:03 in Physics & Chemistry

When scientists detected the gamma-ray burst known as GRB 221009A on October 9, 2022, they dubbed it the BOAT, or the brightest-of-all-time. Now, scientists studying GRB 221009A describe an unusual structure to the jet of material expelled during the explosion that may explain GRB 221009A's extreme nature and why its afterglow remained visible for so long after the event.

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