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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

Firefly Mission to Study Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes

• NASA (h/t C.D.)
High-energy bursts of gamma rays typically occur far out in space, perhaps near black holes or other high-energy cosmic phenomena. So imagine scientists' surprise in the mid-1990s when they found these powerful gamma ray flashes happening right here on Earth, in the skies overhead.