Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Gamma Ray Burst

It appears that NASA and other space agencies have detected a huge gamma ray burst from a dying star that occurred 13.7 billion years ago 12.6 billion light years from earth.  Apparently this gamma ray burst is the oldest such burst ever recorded and it is the result of the death of one of the first stars to have formed after the Big Bang formed the universe.  It is fascinating that we have the ability to detect events that happened so long ago and so far away.  Hopefully, this discovery and future discoveries will clarify our picture of the origins of the universe.

1 comment:

TRES CEE said...

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