Cosmoview Episode 31: Astronomers Uncover Briefest Supernova-Powered Gamma-Ray Burst

Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i, astronomers identified the cause of a surprisingly short burst of gamma rays. The source was a supernova explosion, which usually produces a long gamma-ray burst (GRB). Astronomers now think that this and many other short GRBs are actually supernova-produced GRBs in disguise. They suspect these GRBs look shorter because their gamma-ray jets aren’t strong enough to completely escape the collapsing star.


Images and Videos: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 

Image Processing: M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab)

Music: Stellardrone - Airglow


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Release date:26 de Julio de 2021 a las 08:00
Related releases:noirlab2121
Duración:01 m 12 s
Cuadros por segundo:30 fps

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