Researchers were looking to see if part of the Standard Model of physics would hold up under extreme conditions.
A typical gamma ray burst lasting seconds or minutes produces about the same energy as our sun does over the course of its entire multi-billion-year lifecycle.
Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most extreme events in the universe, producing vast jets of powerful radiation that can be detected billions of light-years from their source.
The neutron star merger has revolutionized astronomy.
Scientists announce most detailed description of a GRB to date, shedding light on black holes.
Launched a decade ago Thursday, the satellite has captured previously unseen phenomena and created new branches of astronomy.