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Gamma Waves

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Gamma Waves

Gamma Waves

Gamma Waves

Only Available in Archive Formats.

This past Saturday, scientists and astronomers detected a gamma ray burst that took place from over 9 billion light years away. Next to the Big Bang, a gamma ray ray burst is the most powerful cosmic event known - over ten times the power of a supernova. The cause of these bursts are still a mystery to the scientific community.