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KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111

KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111

Credit: M. Weiss, Chandra X-Ray Center

Artist's illustration of what a gamma-ray burst may look like.

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 16th, 2005) Spectral data of gamma-ray burst GRB 051111 were collected with the Keck I telescope on November 11, 2005 (UT). The data is available to the public at:

GRB 051111 Data (compressed file)

Astronomer Jason X. Prochaska of UC Santa Cruz determined that the redshift of the gamma-ray burst is z=1.55.

A full analysis is underway.