Swift Detects its 500th Gamma Ray Burst

  • Released Monday, April 19, 2010
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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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Monday, April 19, 2010.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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