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May 10, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-20

Hubble Finds that Earth is Safe from One Class of Gamma-ray Burst

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About the Object
Object Name R.A. Position (J2000) Dec. Position (J2000)
GRB980703 23h 59m 5s.00 +08 33' 36".0
GRB990705 05h 09m 52s.00 -72 08' 0".0
GRB990712 22h 31m 53s.06 -73 24' 28".6
GRB000926 17h 04m 9s.80 +51 47' 11".0
GRB030329 10h 44m 50s.00 +21 30' 54".0
GRB020903 22h 48m 42s.34 -20 46' 9".3
Object Description: Gamma Ray Bursts
Dimensions: Each image is 3.75 arcseconds in width.
About the Data
The science team includes: A. Fruchter (STScI), A. Levan (STScI/University of Leicester/University of Hertfordshire), L. Strolger (STScI/Western Kentucky University), P. Vreeswijk (European Southern Observatory, Chile), S.Thorsett (University of California, Santa Cruz), D. Bersier (STScI/Astrophysics Research Institute/Liverpool John Moores University), I. Burud (STScI/Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen), J. Castro Ceron (STScI/Niels Bohr Institute/University of Copenhagen), A. Castro-Tirado (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Spain), C. Conselice (California Institute of Technology/University of Nottingham), T. Dahlen (Stockholm University), H. Ferguson (STScI), J. Fynbo (Niels Bohr Institute/University of Copenhagen), P. Garnavich (University of Notre Dame), R. Gibbons (STScI/Vanderbilt University), J. Gorosabel (STScI/Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Spain), T. Gull (NASA/GSFC), J. Hjorth (Niels Bohr Institute/University of Copenhagen), S. Holland (NASA/GSFC), C. Kouveliotou (NASA/MSFC), Z. Levay and M. Livio (STScI), M.R. Metzger (Renaissance Technologies Corporation, New York), P. Nugent (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), L. Petro (STScI), E. Pian (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy), J. Rhoads, A. Riess, and K. Sahu (STScI), A. Smette (European Southern Observatory, Chile), N. Tanvir (University of Hertfordshire), R. Wijers (University of Amsterdam), and S. Woosley (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Object Proposal Instrument/Filters/Gratings Exposure Dates Exposure
GRB980703 8189/PI: Fruchter STIS: 50CCD, 52x0.5 (G750L) August 30, 2001 2.2 hours
GRB990705 8640/PI: Holland STIS: F28x50LP; 50CCD April - August, 2000 3.0 hours
GRB990712 8189/PI: Fruchter STIS: 50CCD, 52x0.5 (G750L, G750M) August 1999 - August 2001 7.2 hours
GRB000926 8867/PI: Kulkarni WFPC2: F450W, F606W, F814W; STIS: F25QTZ October 7 - 23, 2000 16.5 hours
GRB020903 9405/PI: Fruchter ACS:WFC (F606W) December 2002 - June 2003 1.6 hours
GRB030329 9405/PI: Fruchter ACS:WFC (F435W, F660W, F814W), HRC: F250W, NICMOS: NIC2 (F110W, F160W), STIS: 52x0.5 (G430L), 50CCD, G800L April 2003 - May 2005 21.8 hours
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Fruchter (STScI), and the GOSH Collaboration
Release Date: May 10, 2006