NASA Launches BurstCube on New Mission to Study Mysterious Short Gamma Ray Bursts | UAP


NASA has just sent BurstCube, the technology behind its latest effort to collect data about the most powerful explosions in the known universe, on the first leg of its scientific mission.

BurstCube is a small satellite the space agency sent to the International Space Station on Thursday aboard the 30th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services mission. Once it arrives, it will released into orbit to study the most intense form of cosmic explosions, a phenomenon known as short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).

The Most Powerful Explosions in the Universe

Initially a chance discovery, NASA characterizes these intense blasts of light as “the most powerful class of explosions in the universe,” which are also believed to be the most energetic events to have occurred since the Big Bang.

Lasting anywhere from a few seconds to as much as several hours, these massive explosions are characterized by an initial, very intense flash of gamma rays, followed by the emission of energy at longer wavelengths constituting either X-rays, ultraviolet, or other forms of electromagnetic emissions known as its afterglow.

Once it is deployed into orbit, BurstCube’s unique technologies will help it begin investigating these mysterious events, which are believed to be caused either by the merging of two neutron stars, or the merger between a neutron star and a black hole, processes that result in the creation of heavy elements like gold, as well as ingredients for life that include iodine.

Studying them offers researchers a wealth of insights into various cosmic phenomena too, which include the death of very massive stars, gravitational waves, and how black holes form.

Light and Gravity

GRBs can be studied in a variety of ways, which include using detections involving light, as well as using gravitational waves, with each approach revealing different characteristics about these intense cosmic events, an approach astronomers call multimessenger astronomy.


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