Imagine the Universe!

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Title Graphic: Burst and Transient Source Experiment
Gamma Ray Burst Spatial Distribution

Graphic: The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory's
Burst and Transient Source Experiment
Gamma Ray Spatial Distribution
April-December, 1991

Graphic: BATSE Gamma Ray Bursts

The rest of the video shows data collected by the BATSE experiment. It detected about 1 gamma-ray burst a day for nearly 9 years. This movie shows the locations, in galactic coordinates, of the first few hundred bursts that BATSE detected. The burst locations are randomly located in the sky.

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.

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Acting Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
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