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Extinction Level Events: Gamma Ray Burst

There is a plethora of potential events outside human control that can lead to mass extinction on Earth. It’s happened before. Fortunately, such events are few and far between. Nevertheless, it is worth paying attention to the potential for at … Continue reading

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Swift Spots its 1000th Gamma Ray Burst

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Several days ago, the robotic spacecraft named Swift detected the 1,000th GRB as a sudden pulse of gamma rays arising from a location toward the constellation Eridanus. The burst is named GRB 151027B. It was the second detected burst of … Continue reading

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