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An enigmatic long-lasting γ-ray burst not accompanied by a bright supernova
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are short, intense flashes of soft γ-rays coming from the distant Universe. Long-duration GRBs (those lasting more than ∼2 s) are believed to originate from the deaths ofExpand
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A photometric redshift of z ∼9.4 for GRB 090429B
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We present a photometric redshift of z ~ 9.4 for the Swift detected GRB 090429B based on deep observations with Gemini-North, the Very Large Telescope, and the GRB Optical and Near-infrared Detector. Expand
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Relativistic jet activity from the tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Supermassive black holes have powerful gravitational fields with strong gradients that can destroy stars that get too close, producing a bright flare in ultraviolet and X-ray spectral regions fromExpand
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GRB 090423 at a redshift of z ≈ 8.1
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are produced by rare types of massive stellar explosion. Their rapidly fading afterglows are often bright enough at optical wavelengths that they are detectable atExpand
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The X-ray counterpart to the gravitational-wave event GW170817
A long-standing paradigm in astrophysics is that collisions—or mergers—of two neutron stars form highly relativistic and collimated outflows (jets) that power γ-ray bursts of short (less than twoExpand
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Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observations of the Low/Hard State of the X-Ray Transient Source SWIFT J1753.5-0127
We report the results of simultaneous multiwavelength observations of the X-ray transient source SWIFT J1753.5-0127 performed with INTEGRAL, RXTE, NTT, REM, and VLA on 2005 August 10-12. The source,Expand
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Spectroscopic identification of r-process nucleosynthesis in a double neutron-star merger
The merger of two neutron stars is predicted to give rise to three major detectable phenomena: a short burst of γ-rays, a gravitational-wave signal, and a transient optical–near-infrared sourceExpand
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SN 2003lw and GRB 031203: A Bright Supernova for a Faint Gamma-Ray Burst
Optical and near-infrared observations of the gamma-ray burst GRB 031203, at z = 0.1055, are reported. A very faint afterglow is detected superposed onto the host galaxy in our first infrared JHKExpand
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The Afterglows of Swift-era Gamma-ray Bursts. I. Comparing pre-Swift and Swift-era Long/Soft (Type II) GRB Optical Afterglows
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We have gathered optical photometry data from the literature on a large sample of Swift-era gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows including GRBs up to 2009 September, for a total of 76 GRBs, and present an additional three pre-Swift GRBs not included in an earlier sample. Expand
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Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova
GROWTH observations of GW170817 The gravitational wave event GW170817 was caused by the merger of two neutron stars (see the Introduction by Smith). In three papers, teams associated with the GROWTHExpand
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