Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lift-off for Nasa space telescope

from the bbc:

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gamma ray bursts release about the same amount of energy in one second as a star like the Sun will release in its 5-10 billion-year lifetime.

and the sun releases enough energy in just a single second to power the united states for some 9 million years..., so it's impossible to really comprehend just how powerful these gamma ray bursts are.

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