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Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Gamma Ray Burst 971214


Date: 06 May 1998
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: GRB 971214
Copyright: S. R. Kulkarni and S. G. Djorgovski (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team, and NASA

Image of the GRB 971214 field, obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope about four months after the burst, well after the afterglow has faded away. The extremely faint and distant galaxy (marked with an arrow) is the host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst. It was discovered earlier using the Keck 10-m telescope, but it is shown here as seen with a superior sharpness of the HST.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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