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Robotic Telescope Unravels Cosmic Blast Mystery

Posted: 19 Mar 2007 12:43 PM CDT

An anonymous reader writes "The Register is reporting that scientists from Liverpool John Moores University have used their robotic telescope in the Canary Islands to measure the polarization of light from a Gamma Ray Burst just 203 seconds after its detection by NASA's Swift Gamma Ray Observatory Satellite. The result suggests that the emitting material flowing out from the explosion may not be highly magnetized in the way that some theories had predicted."

1 comment:

Hugh Mann said...

It's only a matter of time until robotic satellites begin autonomously making decisions to spy on the humans below. Then they'll start dropping rods of depleted uranium down upon us. You know, the DU rods that the DoD secretly bundled on board as "advanced scientific instruments" and "just in case"...