An Extremely Luminous Panchromatic Outburst from the Nucleus of a Distant Galaxy

@article{Levan2011AnEL,
  title={An Extremely Luminous Panchromatic Outburst from the Nucleus of a Distant Galaxy},
  author={Andrew J. Levan and Nial R. Tanvir and S. Bradley Cenko and Daniel A. Perley and K. Wiersema and Joshua S. Bloom and A. S. Fruchter and Antonio de Ugarte Postigo and P. T. O’Brien and N. R. Butler and Alexander J. van der Horst and Giorgos Leloudas and Adam N. Morgan and Kuntal Misra and Geoffrey C. Bower and Jay Farihi and Rachel L. Tunnicliffe and Maryam Modjaz and Jeffrey M Silverman and Jens Hjorth and Christina C. Th{\"o}ne and A. Cucchiara and Jose Maria Castro Ceron and Alberto J. Castro-Tirado and Jacob A. Arnold and Michael Bremer and Jean P. Brodie and T. C. Carroll and Michael C. Cooper and Peter A. Curran and Roc M. Cutri and John Ehle and Duncan A Forbes and Johan P. U. Fynbo and Javier Gorosabel and John F. Graham and Douglas I. Hoffman and Sergei S. Guziy and P. Jakobsson and Atish Kamble and Tom H. Kerr and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Chryssa Kouveliotou and D. Kocevski and Nicholas M. Law and Peter E. Nugent and Eran O. Ofek and Dovi Poznanski and Robert M. Quimby and Evert Rol and Aaron J. Romanowsky and Roberto Sanchez-Ramirez and Steve Schulze and N. Singh and L van Spaandonk and Rhaana L. C. Starling and Richard G. Strom and J. C. Tello and Ovidiu Văduvescu and Peter J. Wheatley and Ralph A. M. J. Wijers and Jack M. Winters and D. W. Xu},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={199 - 202}
}
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  • A. Levan
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2011
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