What Causes Gamma-Ray Bursts? Their Ultrabright Flashes Hold Clues
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What Causes Gamma-Ray Bursts? Their Ultrabright Flashes Hold Clues

In July 1967, at the height of the Cold War, American satellites that had been launched to look for Soviet nuclear weapons tests found something wholly unexpected. The Vela 3 and 4 satellites observed brief…