CLOAKED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS

@article{Eichler2014CLOAKEDGB,
  title={CLOAKED GAMMA-RAY BURSTS},
  author={David Eichler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={787}
}
  • D. Eichler
  • Published 2 February 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
It is suggested that many gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are cloaked by an ultrarelativistic baryonic shell that has high optical depth when the photons are manufactured. Such a shell would not fully block photons reflected or emitted from its inner surface, because the radial velocity of the photons can be less than that of the shell. This avoids the standard problem associated with GRBs that the thermal component should be produced where the flow is still obscured by high optical depth. The… 
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