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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.


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


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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