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This PBS article describes gamma-ray bursts and how they were discovered. It also explains what would happen to the Earth should a gamma-ray burst strike it.
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Astronomy
- Stars
= Gamma-ray Bursts
- High School
- Reference Material
= Article
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 PBS
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Keyword: gamma-ray bursts
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 28, 2010 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: May 28, 2010 by Ed Lee
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when Cataloged:
January 1, 2002
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AIP Format
(Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2002), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gamma/milkyway.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Death Star: A Bad Day In the Milky Way (Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2002), <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gamma/milkyway.html>.
APA Format
Death Star: A Bad Day In the Milky Way. (2002, January 1). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from Public Broadcasting Service: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gamma/milkyway.html
Chicago Format
Public Broadcasting Service. Death Star: A Bad Day In the Milky Way. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, January 1, 2002. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gamma/milkyway.html (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Death Star: A Bad Day In the Milky Way. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, 2002. 1 Jan. 2002. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/gamma/milkyway.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
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