Tag: Gamma-ray Bursts

30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope

30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope

NASA celebrated the 30th birthday of HST by releasing another gem of an image from interstellar space. During the 1960s, NASA began planning for a space telescope that could take clearer pictures of the universe. After nearly 3 decades of efforts, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed into Earth’s orbit on 24th April 1990. The…

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5 Events that could lead to Mass Extinction on Earth

5 Events that could lead to Mass Extinction on Earth

The long-term habitability of Earth is a massive debate these days. More often than not, these discussions are somehow linked to the progress of different space agencies, who are in the quest of sending humans to Mars. Scientists are trying to find other habitable planets (besides Earth) in the universe so that our species should…

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Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Researchers from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research used simulations to reveal that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts actually originate in the photosphere. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) were first discovered in 1967 but the logical explanation of this phenomenon remained a mystery for quite some time post-discovery. Years and years of research led scientists…

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Gamma-ray Bursts could be a Source of the OMG-Particle

Gamma-ray Bursts could be a Source of the OMG-Particle

Massive explosions in the far-off galaxies could be the reason behind strange cosmic rays. Vast as the world around us may seem, each bit of our universe is formed by the copious amount of particles. The type and size of these particles change from one object to another. Small particles (neutron, proton, and electron) help…

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All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

An illustrious journey of Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope might come to an end in the fall of 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and several other allies, including government agencies of France, Germany, and Japan, participated in creating the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope. A Delta II 7920-H rocket took it to space on 11th June 2008.…

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