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Giant Neutron-Star Flare Blitzes the Galaxy With Gamma Rays

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Science  25 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5713, pp. 1178-1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5713.1178

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Starstruck astrophysicists are agog over an explosion toward the center of our galaxy that irradiated Earth with gamma rays and x-rays shortly after Christmas.