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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Strong and Stable Polarized Light in a Gamma-Ray Burst's Jet with a Large-Scale Magnetic Field

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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