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Gamma-Ray Burst

(GRB)
(short flashes of gamma rays apparently from outside our galaxy)

A Gamma-Ray Burst is a short flash of Gamma Rays, lasting from a few milliseconds to several minutes. Often followed by an afterglow of longer-Wavelength radiation. They were first detected in 1967 by satellites intended to detect nuclear weapons tests.

Presumed sources include supernovae and/or merger of Neutron Stars. The latter is theorized as the cause of Short Gamma Ray Bursts (SGRB), i.e., those lasting less than two seconds. Superluminous Supernovae are theorized to create Long Gamma Ray Bursts (LGRB), i.e., more than two seconds.


(EMR,gamma rays,event type,transient type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray_burst

Referenced by:
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)
Fermi (FGST)
Flux
Habitable Zone (HZ)
Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall (Her-CrB GW)
IceCube
Magnetar
Multi-messenger Astronomy
Pi Of The Sky
RoboNet
ROTSE
Soft Gamma Repeater (SGR)
Superluminous Supernova (SLSN)
Swift
Transient
Transient Astronomy

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