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Looking Skyward: Gamma-ray burst may be most powerful ever

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NASA, ESA and M. Kornmesser
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Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Space telescopes unexpectedly detected what is likely a record-breaking gamma-ray burst earlier this month. CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the implications of this event.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.