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Title: RHESSI satellite captures giant gamma-ray flare
URL: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/02/18_magnetar.shtml
Date: 02/18/2005
Publication: UC Berkeley News
Editor: Robert Sanders, Media Relations
Extended Text: BERKELEY Astronomers around the world recorded late last year the brightest explosion ever of high-energy X-rays and gamma rays a split-second flash from the other side of our galaxy that was strong enough to affect the Earth's atmosphere.