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Jan 25, 2021

Astronomy Cast Ep. 592: Gamma-Ray Bursts - Updated

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe are gamma-ray bursts, capable of blasting a beam of death half way across the galaxy. In just the last few years astronomers have discovered a tremendous amount about these blasts and what's actually causing them. The answer, of course, is that it's more complicated than we originally thought.

The old Gamma-Ray bursts show: