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Naked-Eye Gamma-ray Burst Model for GRB 080319B

Gamma-ray bursts that are longer than two seconds are caused by the detonation of a rapidly rotating massive star at the end of its life on the main sequence. Jets of particles and gamma radiation are emitted in opposite directions from the stellar core as the star collapses. In this model, a narrow beam of gamma rays is emitted, followed by a wider beam of gamma rays. The narrow beam for GRB 080319B was aimed almost precisely at the Earth, which made it the brightest gamma-ray burst observed to date by NASA's Swift satellite.
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As the star explodes, the narrow beam (white) of gamma rays is emitted first, followed by the wider beam (purple).    As the star explodes, the narrow beam (white) of gamma rays is emitted first, followed by the wider beam (purple).
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10369
Animation Number:10369
Completed:2009-01-16
Animator:Cruz DeWilde (Avant Gravity) (Lead)
Producer:Stefanie Misztal (UMBC)
Scientist:Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Swift None
 Fermi/LAT
Series:Astrophysics Animations
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Swift/Cruz deWilde
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> Swift
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Supernova
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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