Dying supergiant stars implicated in hours-long gamma-ray bursts

Three unusually long-lasting stellar explosions discovered by NASA’s Swift satellite represent a previously unrecognized class of gamma-ray bursts. Two international teams of astronomers studying these events conclude that they likely arose from the catastrophic death of supergiant stars hundreds of times larger than the sun.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/nsf…



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