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View Resource Most Powerful Explosion Since the Big Bang Challenges Gamma Ray Burst Theories

In an astounding development, images from the Italian/Dutch BeppoSAX satellite and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory satellite have detected a "cosmic gamma ray burst [that] released a hundred times more energy than previously theorized, making it the most powerful explosion since the creation of the universe in the Big Bang." According to Professor George Djorgovski of the California Institute of...

ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1998/98-075.txt
View Resource Hubblesite NewsCenter 1998: Gamma-Ray Burst Found to be Most Energetic Event in Universe

In an astounding development, images from the Italian/Dutch BeppoSAX satellite and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory satellite have detected a "cosmic gamma ray burst [that] released a hundred times more energy than previously theorized, making it the most powerful explosion since the creation of the universe in the Big Bang." According to Professor George Djorgovski of the California Institute of...

http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/1998-17
View Resource Images of Simultaneous Gamma-Ray Burst Optical Counterpart

Astronomers have observed a visible light emitted at the same time as a gamma-ray burst for the first time on January 27, 1999. Six images of this gamma-ray burst are provided at the University of Michigan site.

http://www.umich.edu/~rotse/gifs/grb990123/990123.gif
View Resource Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment

Astronomers have observed a visible light emitted at the same time as a gamma-ray burst for the first time on January 27, 1999. The Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE) Detects Simultaneous Gamma-Ray Burst Optical Counterpart, provides detailed information pertaining to this discovery and ROTSE research in general. ROTSE's objective is to search for "astrophysical optical transients...

http://www.umich.edu/~rotse/
View Resource The European Space Agency: International Gamma-ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL)

The European Space Agency mission, International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL), was developed to gather the Universe's energetic radiation in order to better understand the most violent processes in the Universe. After reading the in-depth descriptions about INTEGRAL, users can learn the latest INTEGRAL news and view the monthly and archived image. Visitors will find plenty of help,...

http://sci.esa.int/integral/