SWIFT captures fading star light

SWIFT captures fading star light

SWIFT captures fading star light

NASA Swift's ultraviolet-detecting telescope (the UVOT) captured the fading light of one of the brightest gamma-ray explosions ever seen, named GRB 130427A, using images acquired through filters that correspond to energies of 4.7 and 6.1 electron volts.

Image: NASA/Swift/S. Oates, UCL-MSSL
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