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Beacons in the distant cosmos

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest and most distant explosions in the Universe. A convincing body of evidence now links these bursts to supernovae, but there is still more to learn about their origins.

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Piro, L. Beacons in the distant cosmos. Nature 426, 397–399 (2003).

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