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Gamma Ray Burst 970228

Gamma Ray Burst 970228

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

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
20-May-2024 02:11 UT

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