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Hubble Views Home Galaxy Of Record-Breaking Explosion

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March 12, 1999
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NASA Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph views of the rapidly fading visible-light fireball from the most powerful cosmic explosion recorded to date. For a brief moment the light from the blast was equal to the radiance of 100 million billion stars. The initial explosion began as an intense burst of gamma-rays which happened on Jan. 23, 1999.

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph views of the rapidly fading visible-light fireball from the most powerful cosmic explosion recorded to date. For a brief moment the light from the blast was equal to the radiance of 100 million billion stars. The initial explosion began as an intense burst of gamma-rays which happened on Jan. 23, 1999.


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