With NuSTAR, scientists reveal new characteristics of the brightest gamma-ray burst ever detected

Published by NASASpaceflight on 06/13/2023 UTC

On Oct. 9, 2022, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, and Wind spacecraft detected the single brightest gamma-ray burst ever observed. The burst, named GRB 221009A, was 70 times brighter than the previous record holder and far more energetic than any other gamma-ray burst ever detected. However, scientists are still unsure how such an energetic burst could have been created.

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