Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Dedman College Research Institute for the Study of Earth and Man Physics

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago—shortly after the Big Bang—recently reached Earth and was visible in the sky.


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