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04-11-2010, 07:36 AM
In the News, some doubt creeping into Gamma Ray Burst origin theory:

Neutron stars may be too weak to power some gamma-ray bursts (http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-neutron-stars-weak-power-gamma-ray.html)

..so, the real issue could be the measurement accuracy ..

So, to falsify the GRB-emission-from-neutron-stars theory, they're looking for more precise measurements.

Quasar emission measurements also endure the same challenges.


04-11-2010, 05:02 PM
Hi Craig:hi:,

Neutron stars are simply awesome,the amount of energy put out in a grb is mind blowing:eyepop:.Just wondering Neutron stars are collapsed stars (right?).

How often do GRB's go off?

What is a magnetar is it similar to neutron stars?

Sorry for all the questions Craig.But your a smart fellow and i figured your the best man to ask.

cheers orestis:)

04-11-2010, 05:09 PM
Hi Orestis;

Not smart I just read whatever I can about this kind of stuff.

Try reading up on Magnetars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetar) and GRBs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-ray_burst) from Wiki.

Its not a bad summary of both.