A Stellar Explosion You Could See on Earth
Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler, et al.
Published: March 21, 2008
NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory imaged the extremely luminous afterglow of explosion GRB 080319B using its X-ray Telescope (left) and Optical/Ultraviolet Telescope (right). This was the brightest gamma-ray burst afterglow ever seen at the time.
More information: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/brightest_grb.html