TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information
Several teams of astronomers independently establish that hypernovae (superenergetic supernovae) are responsible for gamma ray bursts. A hypernova source for gamma ray bursts provides the kind and frequency of mass extinction events that fit a creation model while challenging evolution models.
K. Z. Stanek, et al, “Spectroscopic Discovery of the Supernova 2003dh Associated with GRB 030329,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 591 (2003), pp. L17-L20; Peter Mészáros, “Gamma-Ray Bursts: The Supernova Connection,” Nature, 423 (2003), p. 809; Makoto Uemura, et al, “Structure in the Early Afterglow Light Curve of the Gamma–Ray Burst of 29 March,” Nature, 423 (2003), pp. 843-844; P. A. Price, et al, “The Bright Optical Afterglow of the Nearby Gamma–Ray Burst of 29 March 2003,” Nature, 423 (2003), pp. 844-847; Jens Hjorth, et al, “A Very Energetic Supernova Associated with Gamma–Ray Burst of 29 March 2003,” Nature, 423 (2003), pp. 847-850; Govert Schilling, “Astronomers Nail Down Origin of Gamma Ray Bursts,” Science, 300 (2003), p. 1860.
RTB articles: Connections article on gamma ray bursts; Facts for Faith article on the faint sun paradox