An explosion that rocked the Universe

Scientists have detected a tremendous explosion that occurred 3.1 billion light years away before the earth was even a mere gleam in it’s sun’s eyes. This explosion was detected through specific equipment called a Swift Gamma-Ray Satellite which scanned the skies and detected this massive event in pre-human history. Find out more and learn what to expect in the night sky.

Caption: Swift Gamma-Ray Satellite

Listen:[audio: st20090511.mp3]

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.