“99.999% of the Speed of Light” –Gamma Ray Explosion With Highest Energy Ever Observed

Gamma Ray Burst

 

“Scientists have been trying to observe very-high-energy emission from gamma-ray bursts for a long time,” explained lead author Antonio de Ugarte Postigo of the Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de AndalucĂ­a in Spain about new observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space of the gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C. “This new observation is a vital step forward in our understanding of gamma-ray bursts, their immediate surroundings, and just how matter behaves when it is moving at 99.999% of the speed of light.”

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