Host Galaxy of Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Host Galaxy of Gamma Ray Burst 971214

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News release ID: STScI-1998-17
Release Date: May 6, 1998
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Image of the GRB 971214 field, 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 the HST.


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Astronomical, Exotic, Gamma Ray Bursts, Hubble Telescope

Credits

Credit: S. R. Kulkarni and S. G. Djorgovski (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team , and NASA