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Anatomy of a gamma-ray burst

Nature Astronomyvolume 1pages567568 (2017) | Download Citation

Linearly polarized optical emission from a gamma-ray burst reveals the presence of a large-scale distorted magnetic field in the heart of this powerful cosmic explosion.

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