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Gamma ray bursts as seen by BATSE

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Gamma ray bursts as seen by BATSE The positions of 2704 gamma ray bursts, as seen by the BATSE instrument. The uniform distribution of bursts on the sky, rather than a concentration mainly in the plane of the galaxy, suggests they must be extremely distant.

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2000

 

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