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Anatomy of a gamma-ray burst

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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Fig. 1: An illustration of a GRB jet permeated by a large-scale distorted magnetic field (green lines).

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Petropoulou, M. Anatomy of a gamma-ray burst. Nat Astron 1, 567–568 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0231-0

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