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Astronomers Locate New Type Of Stellar Blast - The Kilonova
2013-08-04 05:03:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered new evidence that the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects is responsible for producing short-duration gamma ray bursts, according to research published Saturday in a special online edition of the journal Nature. Thanks to observations provided using NASA's low-orbit aperture telescope, the study authors were able to locate a new type of stellar blast known...


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