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International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

A Gamma-ray Burst

Caption: This is an artist's impression of a Gamma-ray Burst, showing the two intense beams of relativistic matter emitted by the black hole. To be visible from Earth, the beams from the Gamma-ray Burst must be pointing directly towards us.

Credit: Credit: NASA/Swift/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith and John Jones.

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