Detection of a Record-Breaking Gamma-Ray Burst
Artistic depiction of a Gamma-ray with Jet. | © ICRR UTokyo / Naho Wakabayashi

The constellation Eridanus

The constellation Eridanus owes its name to an episode in Greek mythology. According to this legend, Phaeton, the son of the Sun God Helios, once gained control of his father’s chariot, but he soon found himself unable to control his steeds. The result was a wild ride along the course of the River Eridanus, which ended only when Zeus launched a lightning bolt that killed Phaeton (and also incinerated North Africa).


Original publication:

Teraelectronvolt emission from the γ-ray burst GRB 190114C, Nature, 20 November 2019,

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