Saturday, 22 March 2008

GRB 080319B

Left: X-ray view. Right: optical view.
Scientists have discovered a record gamma-ray burst, a massive explosion that occurred halfway across the universe but was so bright that its optical flash was briefly visible to the naked eye. [...] The team calculated that, had the explosion had gone off in the centre of the Milky Way, it would have appeared as bright as the noon-time Sun.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Imagine if it had been that bright, terrorist alerts would have gone through the roof.

Vincent said...

It's all cuz of the global warming mate, I tell ya! ;-)