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International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

VLT Image of the Gamma-ray Burst

Caption: Gamma-ray burst 121024A, as seen on the day of burst by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. Only a week later the source had faded completely.

Credit: Credit: Dr Klaas Wiersema, University of Leicester, UK and Dr Peter Curran, ICRAR.

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