The Host Galaxies of Gamma-ray Bursts

This is a sampling of the host galaxies of long-duration gamma-ray bursts taken by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Gamma-ray bursts are powerful flashes of high-energy radiation that arise from some supernovae, the explosive deaths of extremely massive stars. Long-duration bursts last more than one to two seconds.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Andrew Fruchter (STScI), and the GRB Optical Studies with HST (GOSH) collaboration

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0620a
Type:Collage
Release date:10 May 2006, 19:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:GRB000926, GRB020903, GRB030329, GRB980703, GRB990705, GRB990712
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Hubble Space Telescope
STIS
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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