FRB 20220610A

 FRB 20220610A

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the host galaxy of an exceptionally powerful fast radio burst, FRB 20220610A. Hubble’s sensitivity and sharpness reveals a compact group of multiple galaxies that may be in the process of merging. They existed when the universe was only 5 billion years old. FRB 20220610A was first detected on June 10, 2022, by the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in Western Australia. The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile confirmed that the FRB came from a distant place. 



NASA, ESA, STScI, Alexa Gordon (Northwestern)

About The Object
Object Name FRB 20220610A
Object Description Fast Radio Burst in Compact Galaxy Group
R.A. Position 23:24:17.59
Dec. Position -33:30:49.58
Constellation Piscis Austrinus
Distance 7.886 billion light-years (z=1.017)
Dimensions Image is 1.6 arcmin across (about 3.7 million light-years)
About The Data
Data Description This image was created with Hubble data from proposal:  (A. Gordon). Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)
Instrument WFC3
Exposure Dates 26 April and 10 June 2023
Filters F606W, F160W
About The Image
Color Info These images are a composite of separate exposures acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope using the WFC3 instrument. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:   Orange: F160W, Cyan: F606W
Compass Image This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a field of blue, red, orange, yellow and white distant galaxies against the black backdrop of space. At image center, a white inset box labeled “Host galaxy of FRB 20220610A” zooms in on a tight group of several galaxies of various elliptical shapes (to the far right). The white arrow inside the inset box points to the host galaxy of the exceptionally powerful fast radio burst 20220610A detected inside this galaxy group.
About The Object
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About The Data
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About The Image
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