The locations of all 2704 Gamma Ray Bursts detected by BATSE in the 9 year mission.
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NASA, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, BATSE Team
Gamma Ray Bursts - The Most Powerful Objects in the Universe?
Satellites in the 1960's looked for a type
of light called Gamma Rays. They found bursts
of Gamma Rays coming from outer space! They
can't hurt you. They are stopped by the
We have now seen many more Gamma Ray Bursts.
They happen once a day. They come from all
over the sky. They come from the birth of
black holes in other galaxies.
Some bursts are short. They come from two
neutron stars joining. Other
bursts last longer. They come from exploding stars,
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