Short Gamma-Ray Burst From Merging Neutron Stars

At the center of this graphic of a short gamma-ray burst is a black dot representing a black hole. A cloud of debris, represented as a yellow-ish filled-in figure eight is centered on the black hole and tilted 45 degrees to the right. A pair of white-ish, cone-shaped jets are aligned with the figure eight and extend above and below the black holes. Additional debris is represented as a blue oval and a filled-in eternity symbol, both centered on the black hole and tilted 45 degrees to the left.
NASA
CreditNASA
Historical DateJanuary 9, 2023
Language
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An illustration of a short gamma-ray burst caused by merging neutron stars. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.