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The Swift gamma-ray burst mission
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The Swift mission, scheduled for launch in 2004, is a multiwavelength observatory for gamma-ray burst astronomy. Expand
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Evidence for a canonical gamma-ray burst afterglow light curve in the Swift XRT data
We present new observations of the early X-ray afterglows of the first 27 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) well observed by the Swift X-Ray Telescope (XRT). The early X-ray afterglows show a canonicalExpand
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The Swift X‐Ray Telescope
The Swift Gamma‐Ray Burst Explorer is designed to make prompt multiwavelength observations of Gamma‐Ray Bursts (GRBs) and their afterglows. The X‐ray Telescope (XRT) provides key capabilities thatExpand
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The giant X-ray flare of GRB 050502B: Evidence for late-time internal engine activity
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We find that the largest X-ray flare ever recorded rose rapidly above the afterglow light curve detected by the Swift X-Ray Telescope, and it occurred >12 minutes after the nominal prompt burst. Expand
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The ROSAT Wide Field Camera all-sky survey of extreme-ultraviolet sources – I. The Bright Source Catalogue
The first all-sky survey for cosmic sources of extreme-ultraviolet radiation has been carried out with the UK Wide Field Camera on ROSAT. A first reduction of the survey data has yielded a catalogueExpand
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X-ray flare in XRF 050406: evidence for prolonged engine activity
We present observations of XRF 050406, the first burst detected by Swift showing a flare in its X-ray light curve. During this flare, which peaks at $t_{\rm peak} \sim 210$ s after the BAT trigger, aExpand
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INSTRUMENTS, METHODS, AND MISSIONS FOR ASTROBIOLOGY
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BASIC ASPECTS OF CRACK GROWTH AND FRACTURE
Abstract : A near approach to absolute fracture safety in boiling water (BW) and pressurized water (PW) nuclear reactor pressure vessels requires a very conservative fracture control plan. Such aExpand
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Evidence for a Canonical GRB Afterglow Light Curve in the Swift/XRT Data
We present new observations of the early X-ray afterglows of the first 27 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) detected with the Swift X-ray Telescope (XRT). The early X-ray afterglows show a canonical behavior,Expand
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