NASA’s Swift finds most distant gamma-ray burst yet


Related images(click to enlarge) On April 29, 2009, a five-second-long burst of gamma rays from the constellation Canes Venatici triggered the Burst Alert Telescope on NASA‘s Swift satellite. As with most gamma-ray bursts, this one…

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Galaxy NGC 4214: A star formation laboratory


Related images(click to enlarge) Size isn’t everything… in astronomy, at least. Dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in content. It is packed with everything…

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