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Woods, "X-ray flashes and X-ray rich gamma ray bursts," Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era, pp.
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are extragalactic electromagnetic signals in the gamma-ray band with short duration [2] [3] [15].
Briggs, earth was actually at the center of the hit from April's big gamma ray burst, which they picked up on equipment aboard the Fermi Space Telescope that UAH and partners NASA/MSFC and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany designed and tested.
The explosions are referred to gamma ray bursts (GRB).
A gamma ray burst happens when a massive star dies, collapses into a brand-new black hole, explodes in what's called a supernova and ejects energetic radiation.
Gamma ray bursts are mysterious flashes of intense high-energy radiation that appear from random directions in space.
Prof Carole Mundell, head of the Gamma Ray Burst team at LJMU, said: "This is a very exciting and important breakthrough discovery.
The event, designated GRB 090423, was first detected by the American space agency Nasa's Swift satellite, which is designed to spot gamma ray bursts.
The first order of business was to narrow down the burst's location on the sky as well as possible, a task handled by the Gamma Ray Burst Coordinates Network (GCN) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Gamma ray burst, which occurred in a colossal group of stars called a globular cluster may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth 440 million years ago, according to a German researcher.
Prof Carole Mundell, head of the Liverpool Gamma Ray Burst group of the Astrophysics Research Institute, received funding from the Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) for her group''s leading research into the most powerful explosions in the universe, gamma ray bursts.
The record-breaking gamma ray burst, which occurred 12.2 billion light years away, was spotted last year by Nasa.