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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: Host Galaxy of Gamma Ray Burst 971214

Host Galaxy of Gamma Ray Burst 971214STScI-PRC1998-17

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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.

Object Name: GRB 971214

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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