SWIFT-BAT detects the brightest, most powerful gamma ray burst ever seen , Congratulation to the Neil Gehrels SWIFT Observatory team

A Gamma Ray burst, coming from around 2.4 billion light years, was detected. The flash emitted photons carrying a recorded 18 TeV of energy. Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are bursts of highly energetic gamma rays lasting from less than a second to several minutes – the blink of an eye on cosmological timescales. Continue reading