Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Image of the field around Gamma Ray Burst (971214), 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 Hubble.

Image of the GRB 971214 field, obtained with the Keck 10-m 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.

Credit:

S. G. Djorgovski and S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team, and W. M. Keck Observatory

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9817b1
Release date:6 May 1998, 06:00
Size:556 x 556 px

About the Object

Name:Gamma Ray Burst, GRB 971214
Type:• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
• X - Miscellaneous Images/Videos


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