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Astronomers are captivated by brightest flash ever seen

The Hindu | 15/10/2022 07:12 PM | Click to read full article

Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever seen, from an event that occurred 2.4 billion light-years from Earth and was likely triggered by the formation of a black hole.

The burst of gamma rays - the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation - was first detected by orbiting telescopes on October 9, and its afterglow is still being watched by scientists across the world. 

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