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Gamma Ray Burst Pictures, Images and Photos

Whilst I’m on a science theme.. We knew the gamma-ray universe was violent but, as NASA reports, “Data from satellites and observatories around the globe show a jet from a powerful stellar explosion witnessed March 19 was aimed almost directly at Earth”. As this more detailed report notes – “Maybe every gamma-ray burst contains a narrow jet, too, but astronomers miss them because we don’t see them head-on.” And the New Scientist has a demonstrative animation. Just be thankful that it wasn’t on the magnitude of galaxy 3C321. Here’s the video footage from the TORTORA camera in Chile. Telescopes, eh? Adds Some information on Gamma-ray bursts. And a warning from the past?

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