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Do Gamma Ray Bursts Always Line Up With Galaxies?

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Science  11 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5788, pp. 749
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5788.749

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Gamma ray bursts, hugely energetic explosions in the distant universe, apparently prefer to go off in places where at least one galaxy lies between them and Earth. But quasars, which are also very remote, don't share that preference--and nobody can explain why. (Read more.)