NASA Looks Back at 50 Years of Gamma-Ray Burst Science

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 15:33 in Astronomy & Space

Portal origin URL: NASA Looks Back at 50 Years of Gamma-Ray Burst SciencePortal origin nid: 487446Published: Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Fifty years ago, on June 1, 1973, astronomers around the world were introduced to a powerful and perplexing new phenomenon called gamma-ray bursts, now seen somewhere in the sky about once a day on average. Astronomers think the bursts arise from catastrophic occurrences involving stars in distant galaxies, events thought to produce new black holesPortal image: On a hazy reddish background, twin white and orange particle jets race away from a doomed massive star at nearly the speed of light. Artist's rendering.

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