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Contact: Dr. Phil Evans
pae9@leicester.ac.uk
44-079-749-77723
University of Leicester

Gamma-Ray Burst Which Exploded on July 29, 2006

Caption: This is an image of the X-ray sky centered on a gamma-ray burst which exploded on July 29, 2006. The image is almost half a degree across, the same size as the full moon. In this very long exposure of one million seconds many celestial X-ray sources can be seen, they are color coded according to their X-ray color (red for low energy X-rays, blue for higher energies).

Credit: Evans (University of Leicester)

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