GRB 060614

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GRB 060614
Detection
Detection time June 14, 2006
Detected by Swift
Duration 102 seconds
Position
Right ascension 21h 23m 27.0s
Declination −53° 02′ 02″
Redshift 0.125
Distance 1.6 × 109 light years
Host galaxy [PBF2006d] Host Galaxy
Constellation Indus
See also: Gamma-ray burst, Category:Gamma-ray bursts
Light curve of GRB 060614.

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.

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.

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

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