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May. 19, 2014

A brief, (but intense) pulse of magnetism

The GTC helps to detect the source of a gamma-ray burst

Logo Ciencia con el GTC Natalia Ruiz Zelmanovitch

Gamma-ray bursts are extremely energetic,  very brief, events which happen unpredictably at any point in the sky. The detection of one of these bursts in polarized light is contrary to some models of physics on a microscopic scale which try to unify quantum physics with general relativity.

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