Gamma ray burst 110328A, Swift image

Gamma ray burst 110328A, Swift image

C010/9707 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 15.3MB

Downloadable file size: 446.4KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the sequence space: GRB 110328A


Caption: Gamma ray burst (GRB) 110328A, Swift image. GRBs are extremely high-energy events that occur when a star is torn apart by powerful jets that form as it collapses. These events occur rapidly, but the afterglow can be recorded by sensors on orbiting satellites. GRB 110328A was detected on 28 March 2011 and flared several times over the following days. This image was obtained by NASA's Swift X-ray satellite the same day, and combines data from ultraviolet and optical (white and purple) and X-ray telescopes (yellow and red). GRB 110328A is 3.8 billion light years from Earth, in the constellation of Draco.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, 2011, 21st century, 28 march 2011, 28th, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, bat, black hole formation, burst alert telescope, draco, energetic, explosion, gamma ray burst, gamma-ray burst, grb, grb 110328a, high energy, march, one, single, space, spacecraft image, stellar destruction, stellar evolution, swift, swift gamma ray burst mission, swift gamma-ray burst mission, universe, x-ray, xray

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.