Map of GRBs

From 1991 to 2000, the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) on board the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory detected over 2700 gamma ray bursts. This map shows the locations of all these on the sky. The fact that they are not confined to the plane of our galaxy tells astronomers that GRBs must be extragalactic in nature. The colors differentiate the brightness of the bursts. Credit: NASA

Map of GRBs

Map of GRBs

Christopher Crockett