Color composite image of the field of GRB 051221a

Color composite image of the field of GRB 051221a as observed with Gemini GMOS-North. The host galaxy of the short gamma ray burst is the blue source in the white circle (Swift/XRT location box). The blue color of the object indicates a star forming galaxy.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann06018a
Type:Collage
Release date:Sept. 29, 2006, 12:53 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann06018
Size:660 x 317 px

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