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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.


Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2000.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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