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Gamma-ray Bursts - Try This!

Gamma-ray Bursts

Try this!

Play each of the movies below. (Click on the image to play the movie.) For each one, determine if the movie illustrates gamma-ray bursts are in a pattern or if they are random.

Movie 1
Image of GRB locations
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Movie 2
Image of GRB locations
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Movie 3
Image of GRB locations
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Movie 4
Image of GRB locations
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Movie 5
Image of GRB locations
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True/False
Scientists have to watch for gamma-ray bursts because they do not know when they will occur.


Gamma-ray bursts always occur in a pattern.


Gamma-ray bursts are spectacular flashes.


 


This activity was developed by Cheryl Carter, Bladensburg High School, Bladensburg, MD



 

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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