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Description

AUDIO:
None.

VIDEO:
This video starts with the center of a dying star shown as a big blue ball of gas. When the star implodes it becomes smaller and then collapses. After collapsing, it emits a gamma-ray burst that is seen across the Universe. This is shown as a giant explosion, with jets coming from the center of the collapsed star.

 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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