Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Within seconds, the beams have eaten their way out of the star, and observers at Earth see it as a gamma-ray burst, GRB 060729A.
Credit: Credit for caption: Phil Plait SSU NASA E/PO Image Credit: Aurore Simonnet SSU NASA E/PO
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