Oct 15, 2022

Huge, unusually powerful explosion in space just detected by scientists

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An artist’s conception of a supernova explosion. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / ESA / Hubble / L. Calcada In space, things frequently go boom. And recently, on Oct. 9, astronomers observed an extraordinarily colossal boom. NASA’s Swift Observatory, which is specifically designed to spot the most powerful known explosions in the universe today — called gamma-ray bursts — detected an extremely strong such burst.

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