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Gamma-ray bursts

Maybe not so old after all

A Correction to this article was published on 30 September 2009

The discovery of a short-lived γ-ray burst at a surprisingly early epoch in the history of the Universe shows how much is still unknown about the evolution of the parent systems of such bursts.

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Figure 1: Possible evolutionary path to a short-lasting γ-ray burst.


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Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Lee, W. Maybe not so old after all. Nature 460, 1091–1092 (2009).

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