Post Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:38 am

Gamma Ray Burst

An extraordinarily long Gamma Ray Burst was detected starting March 28 and continuing for days (minutes is more typical!) I am still trying to work out from conflicting items if the burst is still being observed now or if it has stopped. Most of the internet says it is a star being torn apart by gravitational pull of a black hole, in a distant galaxy.