GRB 060614

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GRB 060614
Light-Curve of GRB 060614.jpg
Other designations GRB 060614
Event type Gamma-ray burst Edit this on Wikidata
Date 14 June 2006 Edit this on Wikidata
Duration 102±1 second Edit this on Wikidata
Instrument Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission Edit this on Wikidata
Constellation Indus Edit this on Wikidata
Right ascension 21h 23m 27.0s
Declination −53° 02′ 02″
Distance 1,600,000,000 ly (490,000,000 pc)
Redshift 0.125±0.001 Edit this on Wikidata
Source [PBF2006d] Host Galaxy
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GRB 060614 was a remarkable gamma-ray burst (GRB) detected by the Swift satellite on June 14, 2006 with puzzling properties, which challenge current progenitor models.[1]

In particular, the lack of any bright supernova (SN) down to very strict limits and the vanishing spectral lags during the whole burst are typical of short GRBs, strikingly at odds with the long (102s) duration of this event and its origin in a galaxy 1.6 billion light years away in the constellation Indus.[2]

In 2011, it was hypothesised that the burst was a white hole appearing for 102 seconds.[3]

As of December 2006, more than a dozen telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope and large ground-based observatories, have studied the burst.


  1. ^ "White Holes: An Impossible Possibility". SciShow Space. SciShow. 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Retter, Alon; Heller, Shlomo (2011). "The Revival of White Holes as Small Bangs". arXiv:1105.2776v1Freely accessible [physics.gen-ph]. 
  3. ^ Steve Nerlich (23 May 2011). "Small bangs and white holes". 

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Coordinates: Sky map 21h 23m 27.0s, −53° 02′ 02″