Swift Detects its 500th Gamma Ray Burst
The NASA Swift mission has detected 500 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to-date.
This movie is presented as an all-sky map in a Hammer projection (Wikipedia). Each burst lights on the appropriate date and then fades to a green dot to emphasize the random distribution of GRBs on the sky.
Another version of this visualization is available at Swift's 500 Gamma-ray Bursts.
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