Asset Publisher

Gamma Ray Burst 970228

Gamma Ray Burst 970228


Depicts: GRB 970228
Copyright: Andrew Fruchter (STScI), Elena Pian (ITSRE-CNR), and NASA

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the fading fireball from one of the universe's most mysterious phenomena, a gamma-ray burst.

Though the visible component has faded to 1/500th its brightness (27.7 magnitude) from the time it was first discovered by ground- based telescopes last March (the actual gamma-ray burst took place on February 28), Hubble continues to clearly see the fireball and discriminated a surrounding nebulosity (at 25th magnitude) which is considered a host galaxy.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:42 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/wVrBZZw

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation