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12 June 2007

Matter Flashed at Ultra Speed

Using a robotic telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory, astronomers, including DARK astronomer Daniele Malesani, have for the first time measured the velocity of the explosions known as gamma-ray bursts. The material is travelling at the extraordinary speed of more than 99.999% of the velocity of light, the maximum speed limit in the Universe.

ESO press release.