Cosmoview Episode 49: Gemini Telescopes Help Uncover Origins of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

A number of mysterious gamma-ray bursts appear as lonely flashes of intense energy far from any obvious galactic home, raising questions about their true origins and distances. Using data from some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth and in space, including the twin Gemini telescopes, astronomers may have finally found their true origins — a population of distant galaxies, some nearly 10 billion light-years away.


Images and Videos: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Fermilab 
Image Processing: M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Music: Stellardrone - In Time

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Release date:July 26, 2022, 8 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2218
Duration:01 m 16 s
Frame rate:29.97

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