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BEAMING IN GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: EVIDENCE FOR A STANDARD ENERGY RESERVOIR
We present a comprehensive sample of all gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows with known distances, and we derive their conical opening angles based on observed broadband breaks in their light curves.
Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) display a bimodal duration distribution with a separation between the short- and long-duration bursts at about 2 s. The progenitors of long GRBs have been identified as
The Complete Light-curve Sample of Spectroscopically Confirmed SNe Ia from Pan-STARRS1 and Cosmological Constraints from the Combined Pantheon Sample
Author(s): Scolnic, DM; Jones, DO; Rest, A; Pan, YC; Chornock, R; Foley, RJ; Huber, ME; Kessler, R; Narayan, G; Riess, AG; Rodney, S; Berger, E; Brout, DJ; Challis, PJ; Drout, M; Finkbeiner, D;
A photometric redshift of z ∼9.4 for GRB 090429B
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) serve as powerful probes of the early universe, with their luminous afterglows revealing the locations and physical properties of star-forming galaxies at the highest
A Decade of Short-duration Gamma-ray Burst Broadband Afterglows: Energetics, Circumburst Densities, and jet Opening Angles
We present a comprehensive catalog and analysis of broad-band afterglow observations for 103 short-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), comprised of all short GRBs from November 2004 to March 2015 with
Relativistic ejecta from X-ray flash XRF 060218 and the rate of cosmic explosions
TLDR
Radio and X-ray observations of XRF 060218 (associated with supernova SN 2006aj), the second-nearest GRB identified until now, are reported, showing that this event is a hundred times less energetic but ten times more common than cosmological GRBs.
A γ-ray burst at a redshift of z ≈ 8.2
Long-duration γ-ray bursts (GRBs) are thought to result from the explosions of certain massive stars, and some are bright enough that they should be observable out to redshifts of z > 20 using
An extremely luminous X-ray outburst at the birth of a supernova
TLDR
This work reports the serendipitous discovery of a supernova at the time of the explosion, marked by an extremely luminous X-ray outburst, and attributes the outburst to the ‘break-out’ of the supernova shock wave from the progenitor star, and shows that the inferred rate of such events agrees with that of all core-collapse supernovae.
A common origin for cosmic explosions inferred from calorimetry of GRB030329
TLDR
Radio observations of GRB030329 indicate a common origin for cosmic explosions in which the energy in the highest-velocity ejecta is extremely variable, and the contribution of the γ-rays is energetically minor.
The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models
NSF [AST-1411763, AST-1714498, DGE 1144152, PHY-1707954, AST-1518052]; NASA [NNX15AE50G, NNX16AC22G]; National Science Foundation; Kavli Foundation; Danish National Research Foundation; Niels Bohr
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