Results from observing
the most powerful cosmic explosion
Polish robotic telescope "Pi of the
Sky" got the data crucial for understanding this phenomenon
Nature issue of 11.09.2008 brings newest results about the gamma ray burst GRB080319B.
This name was given to a powerful cosmic explosion observed 19.03.2008.
It happened 7.5 bilions of light years away, half across the visible Universe.
It was so bright that it could be visible by a naked eye.
Polish robotic telescope "Pi of the Sky" was the first to observe the light.
Gamma rays were detected by NASA satellite "Swift".
"Pi of the Sky" and "Swift" data together with other satellite and ground-based observations
gave a lot of important information about this burst.
Never before scientists got so many precise data about this kind of phenomenon.
The results will be presented at the NASA press conference scheduled for Tuesday 1:00 PM EDT.
It will be covered by NASA Radio.