Thursday, 28 April 2011

A to Z of Leicester: X is for...

The X-ray and Observational Astronomy Group

I don’t understand the science but XROA is a world leader in high energy and observational astrophysics founded by space science pioneer, Professor Ken Pounds. It’s based at Leicester University and researches such issues as the origin of gamma-ray bursts. 

A quadragintal is a blog of exactly 40 words. 

A gamma ray burst borrowed from the NASA site

Read more about XROA here



  1. Great b-i-l is an astronomer...he gets that stuff!!

  2. Gamma Ray Burst.... I like that phrase even though I too, don't have a clue.