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Among the most powerful events in the Universe, one type of gamma-ray burst (or GRB) may result from the powerful energy discharge of a "hypernovae" -- a black hole forming at the death of a super-massive star.

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A Common Origin for Cosmic Explosions
Description: Artist's conception of the nearby gamma-ray burst of 29 March 2003 localized by NASA's HETE-2 satellite. Radio observations made with the Very Large Array, as well as the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Ryle Telescope, have been combined…

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