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First high-resolution details in gamma-ray burst host galaxy


The ESO 184-G82 galaxy has loose spiral arms with many bright regions where stars are forming. The inset shows an expanded view of one of the star-forming regions. The arrow shows the location the 1998 supernova explosion. This supernova was also a gamma ray source, showing supernova are the origin of some GRB's.


  • ESO 184-G82 galaxy
  • Galaxy
  • Supernova
  • Gamma Ray Burst
  • GRB 980425
  • SN 1998bw

Date Created



ESA, Stephen Holland (Danish Centre for Astrophysics with the HST), Jens Hjorth, Johan Fynbo (University of Copenhagen)



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Gamma Ray Impact

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under Grant Nos. NNX09AD33G and NNX10AE80G issued through the SMD ROSES 2009 Program.

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