From the April 2008 issue

What’s behind a gamma-ray burst?

Astronomers call gamma-ray bursts the biggest bangs since the Big Bang. NASA animator Dana Berry shows you how one works.
By | Published: April 23, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
The collapsing-star scenario is one of the leading contenders as the cause of long-duration gamma-ray bursts.