Learn about what we can learn from the energies released from gamma ray bursts.
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Learn About Gamma Ray Bursts The smooth space craft is specifically designed to examine gamma ray bursts or GRB’s huge cosmic explosions that light up at random across the universe. GRB’s releases the energy of billions upon billions of stars like our sun in a matter of seconds or even less. As its name suggests, the swift probe was built to home in quickly on these elusive explosions before they burned out. Scientists suspect that gamma ray burst are created when massive stars implode on themselves and become black holes. At the heart of the NASA space craft are two British designed and British built telescopes that peel into the heart of GRB’s. Analysis of the energy released during and after a gamma ray bursts could reveal new information about the life and death of stars and the evolution of the universe itself. The swift probe will also relay information and the precise location of a merging GRB’s to ground based telescopes. It will direct international attention to these mysterious and all powerful bursts of energy that could shed light on creation itself.
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