Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)

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An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations. The GRB occurred in an arm of a galaxy in the constellation of Pisces (The Fishes). GRBs are huge explosions of a star spouting high-speed jets in a direction toward the observer. In a complete surprise, less gas was observed than expected, and correspondingly much more dust, making some GRBs appear as “dark GRBs”.



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Release date:11 June 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1418
Duration:01m 22s

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Type:• X - Galaxies


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Small QT
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