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Buried in Dust | Space Wallpaper

Gamma-ray Burst Buried in Dust-1920
An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations.
(Image: © NAOJ)

This space wallpaper shows an artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations. Observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time directly mapped out the molecular gas and dust in the host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) — the biggest explosions in the Universe.

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