GRB 060505

Three-colour image (B, V, and R-band) of the gamma-ray burst observed on 5 May 2006, GRB 060505, with FORS on the VLT. The galaxy is a spiral galaxy at a distance of 1300 million light-years. The yellow arrow on the zoomed-in image (ESO Press Photo eso0649) shows where the star exploded, namely in a star-forming region in one of the spiral arms of the galaxy.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0649c
Type:Collage
Publicatiedatum:20 december 2006
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0649
Grootte:300 x 284 px

Over het object

Naam:Gamma-ray burst, GRB 060505
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:z=0.089 (roodverschuiving)
Categorie:Galaxies
Stars

Afbeeldingstypen

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Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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