Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst shining through two young galaxies in the early Universe

This artist’s impression shows two galaxies in the early Universe. The brilliant explosion on the left is a gamma-ray burst. The light from the burst travels through both galaxies on its way to Earth (outside the frame to the right). Analysis of observations of the light from this gamma-ray burst made using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have shown that these two galaxies are remarkably rich in heavier chemical elements.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Identificazione:eso1143a
Tipo:Illustrazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 02 Novembre 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1143
Grandezza:3258 x 2443 px

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Nome:GRB 090323
Tipo:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
Distanza:z=3.57 (spostamento del rosso)
Categoria:Cosmology
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