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August 3, 2013 12:45 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-29

Hubble Finds 'Smoking Gun' After Gamma-Ray Blast

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GRB 130603B, SDS J112848.22+170418.5
Object Description: Gamma-ray Burst in Distant Galaxy
Position (J2000): RA: 11h 28m 48s.16
Dec: +17° 04' 18".2
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 4 billion light-years (1.2 billion parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 13497: N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), J. Hjorth (University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute), A. Levan (University of Warwick), K. Wiersema (University of Leicester), and A. Fruchter (STScI).

The science team includes N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), A. Levan (University of Warwick), A. Fruchter (STScI), J. Hjorth (University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute), R. Hounsell (STScI), K. Wiersema (University of Leicester), and R. Tunnicliffe (University of Warwick).

Instruments and Filters: WFC3/IR: F160W (H) and ACS/WFC: F606W (V)
Exposure Date(s): June 12-13 and July 3, 2013 - October, 2010
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), A. Fruchter (STScI), and A. Levan (University of Warwick)
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC and WFC3/IR instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
ACS/WFC: F606W (V) blue/cyan
WFC3/IR: F160W (H) orange