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Cosmic explosions: new way to measure the distant universe

Cosmic explosions: new way to measure the distant universe

Conceptual image of this research: using bursts of gamma rays to determine distance in space. Credit: NAOJ Using shattering explosions to measure the universe. A multinational team of 23 scientists, led by Maria Dainotti, assistant professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has analyzed archival data of massive cosmic explosions produced by the …

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