View Full Version : The Birth of a New Black Hole?

2005-Sep-07, 10:08 AM
SUMMARY: Monday's gamma ray burst might have been just what astronomers have been hoping to see for decades - the birth of a new black hole. GRB 050509B was a short gamma ray burst, lasting only 50 milliseconds, which means it could be the result of a collision between two neutron stars, or even two black holes. NASA's Swift observatory detected the explosion, tracked its location, and focused its large telescope within a minute of its occurrence.

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