Solving the Mystery of Dark Gamma Ray Bursts

Artists impression of a dark gamma-ray burst. Credit: ESO

Unraveling the mystery of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) is a story filled with international intrigue, fantastic claims, serious back-tracking, and incremental improvements in our understanding of the true nature and implications of the most energetic, destructive forces in the Universe. New results from a team of scientists studying so-called “dark gamma-ray bursts” have firmly snapped a new piece into the GRB puzzle. This research is presented in a paper to appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on December 16, 2010. (…) Read the rest of Solving the Mystery of Dark Gamma Ray Bursts (926 words)

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