gamma–ray burst

noun
variants: or less commonly

gamma ray burst

Definition of gamma–ray burst

  1. :  a brief, powerful jet of gamma rays detected deep in space that is generated by the collapse and explosion of a celestial object Eventually, though, the neutron star slows down, probably because of magnetic braking. Then it implodes, touching off a gamma ray burst. — Govert Schilling —abbreviation GRB

First Known Use of gamma–ray burst

1973


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