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May 6, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-17

Gamma-Ray Burst Found to be Most Energetic Event in Universe

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Image: Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Gamma Ray Burst 971214STScI-PRC1998-17c

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

The image on the left shows the GRB 971214 field, obtained with the W.M. Keck 10-meter telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii about two days after the burst. The image on the right was obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope about four months later.

Object Name: GRB 971214

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

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

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