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Shock breakout caught on camera

What exactly is the relationship between bursts of cosmic γ-rays and the stellar explosions known as supernovae? Intimate, it seems: highly magnetic neutron stars might even have spawned both.

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Figure 1: Shocking past.

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Young, T. Shock breakout caught on camera. Nature 442, 992–994 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/442992a

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