In a scientific paper to appear in Nature on 30 September 1999, our
team argues that at least some gamma-ray bursts, some of the brightest
explosions in the Universe, originate from the death of massive
stars. Please read the Caltech Press
Note: This is EMBARGOED to the general press until 29 September 1999.
|Click HERE for the press release on the
unusual afterglow of the gamma-ray burst of 26 March 1998 as
evidence for a supernova connection"
|Illustrations of a massive star explosion, pictures of the fading source from the Keck 10-meter telescope, and a schematic diagram of what was detected can be found HERE.|
|See an animated gif movie of the fading optical source HERE|