HubbleSite – NewsCenter – Hubble Finds Smoking Gun After Gamma-Ray Blast 08/03/2013 – Introduction

AUGUST 3, 2013: Ever since U.S. Air Force satellites serendipitously discovered gamma-ray bursts in the 1960s, astronomers have been searching for the triggering mechanism. Gamma-ray bursts are mysterious flashes of intense high-energy radiation that appear from random directions in space. These titanic explosions unleash as much energy in less than a second as the Sun does in 1 million years

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