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In the half-second that the dome was closed, the plutonium had gone supercritical, initiating a nuclear chain reaction and releasing a lethal dose of gamma rays that damaged Slotin’s cells beyond repair.
Most of his previous projects involved measuring X-rays or gamma rays from various snaps, crackles and pops in the cosmos, most recently the High Energy Transient Explorer, used to study the cataclysms known as gamma-ray bursts.
Next, thousands of scientists around the world mobilized to conduct a coordinated study of the merger's afterglow across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, the range of frequencies from gamma rays to visible light to radio waves.
The type of radiation that comes from cellphones is very different form the radiation that comes from gamma rays or nuclear energy.
The gamma rays would rip apart the nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere.
That is, to be able to selectively see across the entire electromagnetic spectrum — radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays.
Called a gamma ray burst, these flashes typically are the brightest and most energetic phenomena in the known universe, second only to the Big Bang itself.
The cosmic crash, called a kilonova, helped scientists understand details of gamma rays, answer questions about how fast the universe is expanding and reveal the origins of gold.
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