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Gamma-ray bursts

Light from darkness

Telescopes must respond quickly to pinpoint transient gamma-ray bursts and pick up their afterglow. Mysterious 'dark' bursts seemed to produce no light at optical wavelengths, but a faint signal has now been detected.

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Fishman, G. Light from darkness. Nature 419, 259–261 (2002).

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