Dark gamma-ray bursts are more flighty than shy, astronomers find


Astronomers led by an MIT team have solved the mystery of why nearly two-thirds of all gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions in the universe, seem to leave no trace or afterglow: in some cases, they just weren't looking fast enough.

 

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 2003.


Topics: Astronomy

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