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Short Gamma Ray Bursts: Mystery Solved Bursts: Mystery Solved

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Science  07 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5745, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5745.37b

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According to a series of papers in this week's issue of Nature, the hugely powerful cosmic explosions known as short gamma ray bursts that flood space with high-energy gamma rays are produced by merging neutron stars or black holes.