Imagine the Universe!

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This animation shows how astronomers think GRB 080319B erupted. A narrow, ultrafast jet first punches through a star (shown as a small, glowing, blue sphere) and is followed by a wider, less energetic jet.

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Imagine the Universe! is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Imagine Team
Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
Curator: Meredith Gibb
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman
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This page last updated: Wednesday, 10-Sep-2008 15:07:25 EDT