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Collapsing star resulting in long gamma-ray burst

29 September 2008

Credit: NASA / Dana BerryCredit: NASA / SkyWorks DigitalThe collapse of a massive star, resulting in a long gamma-ray burst.

 

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Neutron star being swallowed by black hole

29 September 2008

Credit: Dana Berry/NASAAnimation of black hole that devours a neutron star. When a black hole "eats" a neutron star, the neutron star is first stretched into a crescent, then being swallowed, and finally crumbs of the broken star are...

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Merging neutron stars - science simulations

29 September 2008

Merging neutron stars - science simulationsScientific computer simulations of merging neutron stars involve complex physics and is therefore very demanding in terms of computer time. Stephan Rosswog (University of Bremen) has carried out the most...

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Observations of July 9th short gamma-ray burst

29 September 2008

Observations of July 9th short gamma-ray burstVarious observatories watched the July 9, 2005 Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) afterglow. A team led by Prof. Jens Hjorth of the University of Copenhagen identified the optical afterglow using the Danish 1.5-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory...

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Merging neutron stars - artistic impressions

29 September 2008

Merging neutron stars - artistic impressionsMerging neutron stars - artistic impressionsTwo neutron stars merging and creating two "jets". If the jets are beaming towards the Earth we may observe a short gamma-ray burst.

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Simulation of the formation of the Milky Way galaxy

29 September 2008

Simulation of the formation of the Milky Way galaxySimulation of the formation of the Milky Way galaxy.

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