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Science Bulletins: Cosmic Collisions Fuel Black Holes

Swift is a NASA satellite designed to spot gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions in the Universe. They are named for the extremely energetic gamma rays they emit. Swift can also detect high-energy, or "hard" X-rays, which have nearly the energy of gamma rays. Swift's ongoing survey of hard X-rays in space is revealing details about what kinds of dynamic cosmic activity can release such high-energy wavelengths of light.
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