From Gamma-Ray Bursts to Supernovae

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Science  22 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5440, pp. 693-695
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5440.693

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Gamma-ray bursts are highly energetic astronomical events lasting from tens of milliseconds to tens of minutes. A wealth of new data is providing clues for the origin of these events, and in a striking twist, researchers are returning to an old idea that links gamma-ray bursts to supernovae.