Figure 3 (image) Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe Share Print E-Mail Caption Gamma-Ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the universe. Within a few seconds they radiate more energy than the sun in billions of years. Understanding the physical processes at work in these monstrous explosions are an important goal of modern astrophysics. Artist's view of a GRB and the formation of extremely fast jets. Credit ESO/A. Roquette Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.