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First Detection of Polarized Radio Waves in Gamma Ray Burst Jets

24 Jun 2019, 02:06 UTC
First Detection of Polarized Radio Waves in Gamma Ray Burst Jets Dr Kitty Yeung

Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a radio telescope and detect the polarisation of radio waves within it for the first time – moving us closer to an understanding of what causes the universe’s most powerful explosions.

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