Two new cosmic explosions unveiled in sky survey analysis

October 17, 2013 6:23 AM

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The astronomical survey software system -- dubbed the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory or iPTF -- also pinpointed the first afterglow of an explosion called a gamma-ray burst that was detected by the Fermi satellite, they said.

The studies are reported in two papers published by The Astrophysical Journal Letter, led by researchers at the California Institute of Technology.

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