The binary star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth is the first candidate within the Milky Way Galaxy to produce a gamma-ray burst. Astronomers claimed that the orbiting Wolf-Rayet stars at its core could further fuel the explosion.
Space November 20, 2018
Astronomers using the MASTER Global Robotic Net telescopes have detected a gamma-ray burst indicating the formation a new black hole. They dedicated the report of their discovery to the Lord of Black Holes, Stephen Hawking.
Space March 23, 2018
Scientists found no jet around the neutron star merger detected in August 2017. Therefore, they concluded GW170817 could be produced by a neutron-rich cocoon.
Space December 23, 2017
Fermi's Large Area Telescope has recently detected enormous black holes shooting jets of potent gamma rays. The five distant objects known as blazars surround the mystery of how black holes formed in such a young universe.
Space January 31, 2017
The super pressure balloon of the U.S. space agency was launched on May 17 from New Zealand, fueling hopes that it will stay up there and travel around the globe for 100 days or more. Find out its mission involving the study of black holes and gamma rays.
Space May 20, 2016
NASA's Fermi telescope was able to detect gamma ray bursts near a black hole merger, a gravitational wave source. The discovery may pave the way for better understanding of how the universe works.
Space April 19, 2016
Imaged by NASA’s Fermi telescope, the gamma-ray pulsar lies in the Tarantula Nebula’s outskirts. Called PSR J0540-6919, it is responsible for around half of the gamma-ray brightness originally believed to come from the nebula.
Space November 14, 2015
Gamma rays have been detected from a type of nova in space for the first time, but what produces these energetic waves?
Space August 3, 2014
Stories of a gamma ray burst in the Andromeda Galaxy have been popular on the internet, but the reports are greatly exaggerated, as per the scientists behind the finding that started the confusion.
Space May 30, 2014
Gamma rays coming from the galactic core may provide the best evidence yet that dark matter makes up most of the matter in the universe.
Space April 6, 2014
Scientists have spotted a powerful gamma ray burst in the near universe.
Space November 26, 2013