Latest Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission Stories
A team of astronomers led by Dr Gavin Ramsay of Armagh Observatory have spotted violent eruptions from an interacting pair of stars that orbit around each other every 25 minutes.
In its first five years in orbit, NASA's Swift satellite has given astronomers more than they could have hoped for.
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).
Gamma-ray bursts, with their ability to pierce through gas and dust to shine brightly across the universe, are revealing areas of intense star formation and stellar death where astronomers have been unable to look - the dusty corners of otherwise dust-free galaxies.
ESOâ€™s Very Large Telescope â€” Europeâ€™s flagship facility for ground-based astronomy â€” has been equipped with the first of its second generation instruments: X-shooter.
WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Swift satellite and an international team of astronomers have found a gamma-ray burst from a star that died when the universe was only 630 million years old, or less than five percent of its present age.
ESO's Very Large Telescope has shown that a faint gamma-ray burst detected last Thursday is the signature of the explosion of the earliest, most distant known object in the Universe (a redshift of 8.2).
WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collection of NASA missions will be involved in a live event April 3 that will allow the public to get an inside look at how these missions are run.
UK astronomers, using a telescope aboard the NASA Swift Satellite, have captured information from the early stages of a gamma ray burst - the most violent and luminous explosions occurring in the Universe since the Big Bang.
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