Gamma-ray Burst Host Galaxy GRB990712

This is an image of Gamma-ray Burst Host Galaxy GRB990712. Long-duration gamma-ray bursts are powerful flashes of high-energy radiation that are sometimes seen coming from supernovae ­— the explosions of extremely massive stars. This image is one of a set of images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope which show the galaxies that host these bursts and could help to tell us more about their cause.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Fruchter (STScI), and the GOSH Collaboration

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo0620d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 May 2006, 19:00
Size:300 x 300 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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