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NASA will hold a media teleconference Wednesday, May 26, at 1 pm EDT, to discuss new results from the Swift satellite's survey of active black holes.
GREENBELT, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Neil Gehrels, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honor considered to be one of the highest awarded to scientists and engineers.
A specialized camera on a telescope operated by U.K. astronomers from Liverpool has made the first measurement of magnetic fields in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB).
GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is the home of many award-winning scientists, and this year is no different. This month, Climatologist Claire L.
GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astrophysicist Dr.
Gamma-ray bursts are by far the brightest and most powerful explosions in the Universe, second only to the Big Bang itself. So it might seem a bit surprising that a group of them has gone missing.
For decades it was baffling. Out of the still night sky, astronomers peering through their telescopes would occasionally glimpse quick bursts of high-energy light popping off like flashbulbs at the far side of the universe.
Researchers from 25 countries converge on Huntsville, Alabama, to share the latest findings on the biggest explosions since the Big Bang itself.
Gamma-ray bursts are short-lived events, lasting between a few milliseconds to a few minutes. The brightest of them emit more energy in a few seconds than our Sun will emit in its whole 10 billion year lifetime.
The birth of a black hole has been captured for the first time, a NASA scientist said Monday. NASA's Swift orbiting observatory detected the gamma ray burst of the collision between two dense neutron stars. The satellite recorded the x-rays from the collision, but the visible light was too faint to be detected by the satellite.
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