some news about the origin of gamma ray bursts, this may be old news to some.there have been many theories for the production of gamma rays, it seems now that the search is narrowing. http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/news/releases/2003/03-041.html Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, scientists have confirmed that a gamma-ray burst was connected to the death of a massive star. This result is an important step in understanding the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the most violent events in the present-day universe. The Marshall Center manages the Chandra program. http://www.lanl.gov/worldview/news/releases/archive/99-056.shtml Astronomers from the University of Michigan and the Department of Energy's Los Alamos and Livermore national laboratories described these new details -- including their measurements of the brightest optical celestial object ever recorded -- in the April 1 issue of the science journal Nature.