Big Explosion of Gamma-ray Bursts Captured in Unprecedented Detail
Naked-Eye Gamma-ray Burst Model for GRB 080319B
At 06:12 UTC the Swift satellite detected from Earth’s orbit a very strong gamma-ray burst. It was accompanied by visible light, which was observable without any special equipment. The distance of its source was calculated to be 7.5 billion light-years from a solar system. That makes it the farthest object visible to the naked eye in history.
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