Extreme gamma radiation from black hole in a distant galaxy

Researchers from the Dark Cosmology Center have observed an extremely powerful burst of gamma radiation in a distant galaxy.

Usually gamma-ray bursts are seen as one burst from an exploding giant star. This new observation is a series of bursts of gamma radiation coming from the center of a distant galaxy. The gamma radiation is most likely due to a star that has been swallowed up by a super massive black hole at the center of the galaxy. The gamma radiation was observed with the Swift satellite by an international team of researchers including members from DARK and the results have been published in Science Express.

Read the press release from University of Copenhagen here



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