Amazing telescopes produce hot space images

Ground-based telescopes continue to produce some of world's important space discoveries

Researchers recently used the Subaru Telescope to see what they called a rare dark gamma-ray burst. Astronomers from Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan say Gamma-ray bursts are one of the most profound mysteries in current astronomy. Among the most energetic explosions in the universe, these bursts are bright flashes of enormous gamma rays that appear suddenly in the sky and usually last only several to a few tens of seconds.

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