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Gamma-ray Bursts

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The astonishing jet of an extreme gamma-ray burst

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are short duration transient phenomena lasting from a few seconds to hundreds of seconds. These bursts are localized on the sky using gamma-ray detectors onboard satellites orbiting Earth. The satellites pinpoint the direction of the burst, allowing astronomers to rapidly point their... click to read more

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published on Nov 20, 2023
Long or short doesn’t matter: the tale of an unusual gamma-ray burst

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs in short) are the most luminous known objects in the entire Universe, emitting the amount of energy that our Sun radiates in its entire life, within just a few seconds. They are created by cosmic explosions, which generate a huge amount of... click to read more

  • Alessio Mei | PhD student at Gran Sasso Science Institute
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published on Oct 6, 2023