Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) constitute a unique phenomenon in astronomy. During their brief appearance, they are brighter than all other objects in the sky, including the Sun. About a hundred strong GRBs occur every year. It is not known how many weaker bursts occur. For many years after their discovery, their source represented one of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics. They occur at random times and appear to be randomly distributed over the sky. There is no particular clustering of GRBs in... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2020. 6p.