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Interplanetary Network Detects Gigantic Gamma-Ray Burst That Breaks All Distance Records

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October 18, 2000
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University Of California, Berkeley
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The afterglow of a gamma-ray burst in the southern constellation of Carina - more distant than any high-energy flare ever observed - has been detected by a network of spacecraft spread over the solar system, and has been traced back to its original explosion about 11 billion years ago.

The afterglow of a gamma-ray burst in the southern constellation of Carina - more distant than any high-energy flare ever observed - has been detected by a network of spacecraft spread over the solar system, and has been traced back to its original explosion about 11 billion years ago.


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University Of California, Berkeley. "Interplanetary Network Detects Gigantic Gamma-Ray Burst That Breaks All Distance Records." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001018073543.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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