NASA scientists detected the brightest gamma-ray burst on record, which occurred 2 billion light-years from Earth.
The “brightest ever” gamma-ray burst (GRB) is what astronomers have dubbed it. It occurred 2 billion light years from Earth and its study could be decisive in understanding the details of these phenomena.
The intense pulse of gamma-ray radiation, which was detected on October 9 last year, swept across our solar system, and astronomers tracked the phenomenon with the world’s most powerful telescopes to study it.
Through a statement, NASA noted that the brightest gamma-ray burst of all time (BOAT) was so bright that it effectively blinded most gamma-ray instruments in space, which it means that they could not directly record the actual intensity of the emission.
American scientists were able to reconstruct this information from data from the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope. They then compared the results with those of the Russian team working on the Konus data and Chinese teams analyzing observations from the GECAM-C detector on its SATech-01 satellite and instruments on its Insight-HXMT observatory.
Do gamma-ray bursts produce black holes? Astronomers believe these outbursts represent the birth cries of black holes that form when the cores of massive stars collapse under their own weight.