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Thousandth Gamma-ray Burst detected by NASA's Swift!

Thousandth Gamma-ray Burst detected by NASA's Swift!

Once a GRB is identified, the race is on to observe its fading light with as many instruments as possible.  

Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Gamma-ray burst breaks record for biggest cosmic explosion

Cosmic explosion caused by the death of a star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world after it occurred in April.

Earth`s gold may have originated from colliding dead stars

Unlike elements like carbon or iron, gold cannot be created within a star instead it can only be formed by a cataclysmic event.

NASA`s telescopes capture record-setting gamma-ray burst

Astronomers from around the world were blown away by a record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy.

Remarkable symmetry seen in black hole jets

NASA`s Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found that high-speed jets launched from active black holes possess fundamental similarities regardless of mass, age or environment.

X-ray vision `may reveal moment of birth of violent supernovae`

A team of astronomers has uncovered new evidence suggesting that X-ray detectors in space could be the first to witness new supernovae that signal the death of massive stars.

Flaring black holes `may help find source of cosmic rays`

A possible source of ultra high-energy cosmic rays – gamma-ray bursts, has received a new lease of life in a new study.

NASA satellite probes origin of exploding stars

Researchers have shed new light into the elusive origins of an important class of exploding star called Type Ia supernovae.

A surprising look at ingredients of galaxies

Astronomers have identified a pair of young galaxies with surprising chemical ingredients in the early Universe following a Gamma-ray burst.