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Astronomers spot most distant fleeting flash afterglow from SGRB

Written by  Wednesday, 15 July 2020 23:31
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Washington DC (UPI) Jul 14, 2020
Astronomers said Tuesday they saw the most distant afterglow ever from a short gamma-ray burst 10 billion light years away. Short gamma-ray bursts emit huge amounts of energy in about one second, and most likely occur when two neutron stars merge, according to researchers. With only seven or eight SGRBs typically detected a year and fleeting flash afterglows lasting at most a few

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