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A gamma ray burst from a powerful stellar explosion was aimed nearly directly at the Earth from the constellation Bootes. The dying star was 7.5 billion light-years from Earth.

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If it was 7.5 billion light-years from Earth, then that means that it happened 7.5 billion years ago and we are just now seeing the results. Does that mean that the gamma rays, which I believe travel near the speed of light, are now striking the Earth?