Gamma Ray Burst 970228
A Hubble Space Telescope image of the fading fireball from one of the universe's most mysterious phenomena, a gamma-ray burst.
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.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 September 1997, 06:00|
|Size:||3000 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Gamma Ray Burst, GRB 970228|
|Type:||• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst|
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|585 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|