Gamma-Ray Bursts Have Been Recreated In The Lab

Gamma-Ray Bursts Have Been Recreated In The Lab

Gamma-ray bursts are powerful and short high-energy light emissions in the Universe. Scientists don’t completely comprehend this phenomenon but a team of international researchers is able to emit new theories in this regard as Gamma-Ray bursts have been recreated in the lab.

A very powerful laser has been used

During their experiment, the scientists have used one of the most powerful lasers on the Earth, the Gemini laser, which is capable of concentrating the energy the Sun gives to the Earth in an area smaller than 1 mm.

The laser was used to produce a matter-antimatter ray and so the scientists were capable of measuring the intensity of the magnetic field that was created.

The experiment was a success

Dr. Gianluca Sarri, the leader of the team, declared that this experiment offered a better understanding of the phenomenon that is involved in the creation of Gamma-Ray bursts.

He concluded that the experiment helped the scientists emit new theories on the phenomenon and that it clearly shows that currently used models that explain Gamma-Ray bursts are correct.

The observation of the matter-antimatter phenomenon is also important

Researchers believe that the experiment is not only leading to new theories in astrophysics as the matter-antimatter (electron-positron) phenomenon observations during the experiment are also important.

Dr. Sarri explained that a matter-antimatter state is a strange one and that sound can’t travel in such an environment.

The conclusions

According to the researching team, it is important to study events such as Gamma-Ray burst in order to get a much more in-depth knowledge of how the Universe works. However, the most important results couldn’t come from experiments conducted in a lab but only when such phenomena are observed through space observation.

Unfortunately, phenomena such as Gamma-Ray bursts are random and very brief, their detection in the outer space being very laborious. Astronomers hope that, in the near future, the detection process will be simplified by using gravitational waves in order to pinpoint such phenomena.


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