Astronomers Discover a Strange New Way of Destroying Stars

An artist impression of a gamma-ray-burst seen as a bright purple flash in the foreground, outside the bright area in the background.

If you’re a supervillain genius looking to shock your enemy with a big messy space kablooie, here’s a new way to do it. Combine the two ancient star remnants right in front of your enemy. The result will give you a massive, bright explosion and a bonus gamma-ray burst visible throughout the Universe. And, it … Read more