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Goddard TV Video Tape: G2013-098 -- GRB Media Telecon



Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos. Astronomers think most occur when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole then drives jets of particles that drill all the way through the collapsing star at nearly the speed of light. Artist's rendering.  Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Briefing Materials: NASA Missions Explore Record-Setting Cosmic Blast