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Measurements of Polarized Light in the Afterglow of GRB 120308A

Caption: Measurements of polarized light in the afterglow of GRB 120308A by the Liverpool Telescope and its RINGO2 instrument indicate the presence of a large-scale stable magnetic field linked with a young black hole, as shown in this illustration.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger

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