Brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen, the largest known explosion since Big Bang, has a unique jet structure unlike any other

Sep 11, 2022
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The GRB officially designated GRB 221009A but nicknamed the BOAT, or the brightest of all time, was spotted on October 9, 2023, and stood out from other GRBs due to its extreme nature.
I'll say! So bright, its shine traveled four months backward in time from detection.

(Or, perhaps space dot com should invest in a copy editor ... instead of futzing around with pronouns, climate panic, DIE and ESG? Silly idea, I know.)
I note here from the reference cited.

A structured jet explains the extreme GRB 221009A,|TS=1686067345

"Abstract Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are powerful cosmic explosions, signaling the death of massive stars. Among them, GRB 221009A is by far the brightest burst ever observed. Because of its enormous energy (Eiso ≈ 10^55 erg) and proximity (z ≈ 0.15), GRB 221009A is an exceptionally rare event that pushes the limits of our theories."

10^55 erg is a lot of energy :) Consider some of the questions and answers here about the Big Bang :)


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