Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Fruchter (STScI), and the GOSH Collaboration
This is an image of Gamma-ray Burst Host Galaxy GRB990705. 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 NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, which show the galaxies that host these bursts and could help to tell us more about their cause.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0620c/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Detailed color mapping information coming soon...
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