Gamma Ray Burst Detected by Multiple Telescopes

Wire Service
By Wire Service
October 20, 2022Science & Tech
Gamma Ray Burst Detected by Multiple Telescopes
Multiple space and ground-based telescopes witnessed one of the brightest explosions in space when it reached Earth on Oct. 9, 2022. (NASA/Swift/A. Beardmore University of Leicester/Screenshot via NTD)

One of the brightest explosions in space ever recorded was captured by space and ground based telescopes on October 9th.

You can see the bright light flash quickly followed by an afterglow.

According to NASA, these gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful class of explosions in the universe.

Scientists believe this happens when a massive star—about two-point four billion light-years away—collapses into a supernova explosion and becomes a black hole.

The star was likely much larger than our sun.

Studying an event like this can reveal more details about the collapse of stars, how matter interacts near the speed of light, and what conditions may be like in distant galaxies.

Astronomers estimate that such a bright gamma ray burst may not appear again for decades.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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