View Full Version : A question about Gamma Ray Bursters (GRBs)

2004-Feb-13, 03:40 PM
Granted I am very much NOT quallified to say which star in the sky is Mars much less anything beyond that. So here is a question that sort of makes sense to me but may be very much not right.

I was reading about the theory of a black hole exploding here (http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/2000/hawking.html) when something occoured to me. Could the GRBs be exploding black holes? From what I understand, stars produce a large ammount of gamma rays, so is it possible for them to continue producing that radiation and the gravity from the black hole keeps it in untill it goes boom?

2004-Feb-13, 07:00 PM
Instead over going all over the information, here is a thread that discussed exploding black holes:

http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.php?s=f926c0487f7f4ea6cfff188dcdb31905&showt opic=1721&st=0&#entry12228


The Bad Astronomer
2004-Feb-13, 09:15 PM
For my day job, I do a lot of writing about GRBs. Here is a preliminary educational activity (http://swift.sonoma.edu/education/grb/allinone.htm) that has a GRB tutorial in it. This is an early draft, but should be accurate.