Ultra-Long Gamma-Ray Bursts are Driven by Magnetars, Astronomers Say

A team of astronomers led by Dr Jochen Greiner of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany, has demonstrated a link between the bright supernova explosion SN 2011kl and one of the brightest and longest bursts of gamma rays ever observed, GRB 111209A. The results show that SN 2011kl was not driven by radioactive [...] —> Read More