November 21, 2019 9:11 AM Subscribe
So, two massive stars a significant fraction of the way across the observable Universe exploded, blasting out death rays into space so energetic that when they reached Earth they created faster-than-light shock waves in our atmosphere.Phil "Bad Astronomer" Plait writes about two newly observed Gamma Ray Bursts and how incredibly powerful they were.
(If, unlike me, you understand why these shock waves could travel faster than light without breaking the laws of physics without having had to read the article, you deserve a no-prize.)
Make sure to check out the Twitter thread too.
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