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    Atomic Punk
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    Default Bitch of a Sun! Record Gamma Ray Blast Detected

    Sure, it happened 12 billion years ago but it's still impressive:

    http://www.livescience.com/space/090...ay-record.html

    The gamma-ray blast detected by the Fermi (GLAST) Gamma-ray Space Telescope on Sept. 15, 2008 exceeded the power of approximately 9,000 ordinary supernovas, or exploding stars. This assumes that the energy was emitted equally in all directions, although gamma ray bursts usually shoot their energy out in tight jets.

    "We were waiting for this one," said Peter Michelson, the principal investigator on Fermi's Large Area Telescope at Stanford University. "Burst emissions at these energies are still poorly understood, and Fermi is giving us the tools to understand them."

    Fermi recorded the explosion, designated GRB 080916C, in the constellation Carina. The space observatory's Large Area Telescope and the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor picked up on energies ranging between 3,000 to more than 5 billion times that of visible light in the initial blast.
    Man, the Slide-Rule committee is just freaking out over this one. Had it been our Sun, we'd be cosmic paste.
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    what?

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    Atomic Punk
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    interesting.

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    erm!
    i blame global warming!!!!
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    That explains why my garage door opener has been acting up lately!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    I love stories like this. Reminds us how inconcievably huge the universe is and how violent and amazing things are out there.

 

 

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