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MPEG Video Clip: Gamma Ray Burst Event - Video Assests

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  • MPEG 1
  • File Size - 1MB
  • Length - 27 seconds
  • Format - MPEG 1
  • Resolution - 320 x 240 pixels



  • Title: Gamma Ray Burst Event
  • Description:
    A neutron star spiraling into a black hole is a likely cause of a spectacular cosmic explosion, source of the gamma ray burst. Beams from the giant fireball go out in two directions illuminating gas clouds. The radiation, shown in colors, was detected by observers billions of light years from the source. This is an artist’s conception, not a view from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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  • Credits: Greg Bacon, Space Telescope Science Institute


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