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VLA sky survey reveals first 'orphan' gamma ray burst
October 4, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Astronomers using NSF's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have likely made the first discovery of the afterglow of a powerful gamma ray burst that produced no gamma rays detectable at Earth. The discovery of this "orphan" gamma ray burst offers key clues to understanding the aftermath of these highly energetic events. Full Story
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