Archive for July, 2013

Gamma Ray Bursts and Cladistics

Another kind of astronomical objects has been successfully analyzed with maximum parsimony: Gamma Ray Bursts! These are still mysterious objects, extremely violent, that emit a lot of gamma-rays during tenths of a second to several seconds. Gamma-rays are very energetic electromagnetic radiation, more so than X-rays, UV and of course visible light. Gamma-ray detectors on […]

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