Gamma Ray Bursts are one of the most mysterious phenomena in our universe. They occur throughout time and space, but scientists still don’t fully understand them or their origins. What is the truth about these bursts?
According to current evidence, which statement below is true?
A) The gamma ray burst creates a high-energy explosion that can destroy everything within 1 light year of its origin B) Gamma ray bursts happen when two neutron stars collide at very close range C) A gamma ray burst occurs with enough frequency to be considered predictable and periodic
A) The gamma ray burst creates a high-energy explosion that can destroy everything within one light year of its origin. This is true. Gamma Ray Bursts are the brightest electromagnetic event in the sky, releasing more energy than an entire galaxy during their short bursts from millions to billions of years ago.
Scientists now know that they produce jets at speeds approaching 99% of the speed of light and release as much power in a few seconds as our sun will over its lifetime – some GRBs have been seen for thirty minutes or longer! One thing we don’t know, however, is what causes these bursts – whether it’s two neutron stars colliding (B), which would be amazing because this merger releases enough gravitational waves