|A Hubble Space Telescope image of z8_GND_5296, which is claimed to be the most distant galaxy with a securely known distance. Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, A. Koekemoer, CANDELS, and STScI/NASA|
|The center of this image shows the afterglow of an exploded star which is claimed to be the most distant known object in the universe. The image was obtained from the Gemini-South and the Very Large Telescope. Credit: A. J. Levan.|
|In this artist's illustration, the most common type of GRB is shown. The collapse of a massive star forms a black hole (left) and a powerful jet is launched producing radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.|
By coincidence I attended a short talk on GRBs at the Center for Astrophysics on the same day that the Science embargoes went down. The speaker, Tanmoy Laskar, pointed out that there had already been a burst of publicity for GRB 130427A soon after it was discovered, as explained in this slide.
|A slide from Tanmoy Laskar's talk. Credit: Tanmoy Laskar|