# How are gamma ray bursts classified?

Jun 5, 2018

They are classified into two types as stated below,

#### Explanation:

According to their duration the gamma ray bursts can be classified as two types:-

$\to$ Short bursts which last for less than 2 seconds or for a few milliseconds.
They tend to be dimmer and have more energetic gamma rays as compared to long bursts.

$\to$Long bursts which last more than 2 seconds or somewhere for several minutes.
The energy conservation (appears) to remain constant during the burst.