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Glowing embers

The combined efforts of telescopes around the world have tracked the development of the 'afterglow' that follows a γ-ray burst, from only minutes after the burst until weeks later.

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Figure 1: The internal–external shocks model.

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Piran, T. Glowing embers. Nature 422, 268–269 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/422268a

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