NASA is studying one of the most powerful classes of explosions in the universe. This particular one is being called the “Boat,” the brightest of all time!
The space agency announced on Tuesday it clocked a gamma-ray burst in October of last year that was unlike any other. Scientists say the pulse of intense radiation was so exceptional that it blinded most of the gamma-ray instruments in space. They believe a gamma-ray blast like this one is so rare it only happens once in every 10,000 years.