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December 06, 2011

Gamma Ray Burst on Christmas Day 2010

On Christmas Day 2010, a Cosmic explosion was detected by NASA's swift observatory. There are two scenarios that can account for this explosion. One possibility is a comet falling into a neutron star. the other is a neutron star falling into its companion star.

Article is quite interesting and should be read since it's almost christmas and this was discovered on christmas day.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/dual-burst.html

Enjoy the video which shows the two possible scenarios and how they could have occurred.

Posted by amug at December 6, 2011 05:52 PM

Comments

very interesting and nice find, it seems like the second scenario seems highly more improbable than the first scenario (i could be totally wrong). So I think it was due to the comet falling into a neutron star

Posted by: davidnug at December 6, 2011 10:54 PM

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