View Full Version : Recent Blast was Probably a Neutron Star Collision

2005-Sep-07, 03:39 PM
SUMMARY: When astronomers started analyzing the recent gamma ray burst GRB050509b, they knew right away that they were seeing something very important. This cosmic explosion lasted less than 1/30th of a second, but it provided astronomers with an X-ray afterglow for the first time ever, and pointed them towards a likely cause: the collision of two neutron stars, or a neutron star with a black hole.

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