It's not complete yet, but I would appreciate both people who are knowledgable in astronomy and those who aren't to have a look at this latest post (which I may split into two parts). Astronomers should help me fact check, and non astronomers - please tell me how understandable it is. I am trying to make it as jargon free as I can and rely on only the most basic knowledge of astronomy that you also should have had in middle school. What is not clear to you?
When done, it will probably be edited down into a Burst.