Gamma ray attacks are not kicked around

Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist in SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Foundation, host Just ask Spaceman a Space Radio, and author How to die in space. This article contributed to’s Expert Voices: Opinions and Insights.

Short gamma ray pulses, which, as the name implies, are short bursts of high-energy gamma rays, tending to appear far away from their host galaxies.