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Months after a gamma-ray burst, the afterglow fades away
- Title Months after a gamma-ray burst, the afterglow fades away
- Released 14/05/2003 2:20 pm
- Copyright S. G. Djorgovski and S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team,and W. M. Keck Observatory
Image of the field around the gamma-ray burst (971214), 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-metre telescope.