“Dangerous Physics” –New Extreme Star System Not Seen Before in Milky Way (Weekend Feature)

 

NASA Gamma Ray Burst

 

A strange star system has been discovered about 8000 light years from Earth that harbors the first known candidate in the Milky Way to produce a dangerous gamma-ray burst, among the most explosive events in the universe. The discovery is a “ringside seat into beautiful and dangerous physics that we have not seen before in our galaxy.”

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Milky Way’s First-of-Its-Kind Nest of Massive Stars –“Poised for Most Powerful Explosion Since Big Bang”

 

Astronomers have discovered “a ringside seat into beautiful and dangerous physics that we have not seen before in our galaxy.” (more…)

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