Blow-up of area around GRB 980425 (enlarged version)
This is an enlargement of a combined image obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope through a clear filter (shown in blue) and a red filter (shown in red). The region shows the star-formation taking place around the gamma-ray burst region in the galaxy ESO 184-G82.
At the exact position of the gamma-ray burst (marked with lines on the lower right image) a very compact source of emission is seen. Most of this emission is probably the last remnant of the fading light from the supernova itself, but the scientists suspect that a faint underlying star cluster may contribute as well.
ESA, Stephen Holland (Danish Centre for Astrophysics with the HST), Jens Hjorth, Johan Fynbo (University of Copenhagen)
About the Image
|Release date:||27 June 2000, 15:00|
|Size:||423 x 423 px|
About the Object
|Name:||ESO 184-82, GRB 980425, SN 1998bw|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
|Distance:||120 million light years|
Colours & filters
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|
|Hubble Space Telescope|