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Robotic Telescopes Catch Up With Gamma Ray Bursts

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Science  21 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5614, pp. 1833-1834
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5614.1833

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Summary

Astronomers have trained robotic telescopes to sweep the skies in one of the field's most glamorous pursuits: the hunt for gamma ray bursts, brief but enormously powerful blasts of high-energy radiation from deep space. Now, after years of unrealized hopes, the automatons have come through--with surprising results.