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2003-Nov-14, 09:34 PM
SUMMARY: Gamma-ray bursts are some of the largest explosions in the Universe; one can generate more energy in a few seconds than the Sun creates in 10 billion years. It's believed they're caused when a super-massive star collapses, called a hypernova. Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory tracked the afterglow of a recent burst by using a technique called polarimetry, which lets them track the shape of the explosion. If it was a spherical explosion, the light would have random polarity, but they found that gas is flowing out in jets which are widening over time.

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2003-Nov-15, 06:48 PM
If the core of the star collapses as shown in Eugene Savov's theory of interaction [1], then the ejected plasma during the gamma-ray burst explosion will find it way outward as shown in the picture - in two major jets, corresponding to the initial 3D-spiral structure and much smaller ones around them. You see from the picture that there are no jets in the equatorial plane, which is perpendicular to that of the major jets. This can be considered as just another confirmation of Eugene Savov's theory of interaction.

1. Savov, E., Theory of Interaction the Simplest Explanation of Everything, Geones Books, 2002. You may see also Occam's razor at http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/~dkoks/...eral/occam.html (http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/~dkoks/Faq/General/occam.html)