Dr. Andrew Fruchter (STScI) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Nov 20, 2009

“Gamma-Ray Bursts from a Safe Distance”

Gamma-Ray Bursts are explosions of nearly unrivalled brilliance.  They can be bright enough to be seen at cosmological distances with the naked eye and can appear to emit the energy of the rest mass of the sun in high-energy photons in a matter of seconds.  

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