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New direction for γ-rays

The origin of energetic γ-ray bursts is still unknown. But the detection of polarization of the γ-rays provides fresh insight into the mechanism driving these powerful explosions.

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Figure 1: The creation of a γ-ray burst (GRB).
Figure 2: Magnetic fields and polarization.


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