Astronomers Detect What Could Be Most Powerful Explosion Ever Recorded
Scientists think a supernova that created a black hole caused the gamma-ray burst.
X-ray and gamma-ray space telescopes identified it on October 9 at 2.4 billion light-years distant.
Two separate astronomers, LAMINGOS-2 image spectrograph and Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph, saw the incident.
Black holes release superheated particle jets at almost the speed of light.
The 2.4 billion light-year gamma-ray burst was a massive explosion, but its exceptional nature has yet to be established.
It also demonstrates why observatories must watch the sky. The 3.2 billion-pixel Vera Rubin Observatory camera will begin skywatching soon.
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