Contact: Lynn Chandler
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Theoretical models link the presence of strong and stable polarized light in a gamma-ray burst's jet with a large-scale magnetic field (a blue spiral, in this illustration) originating from the newly-formed black hole.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger
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