Gamma-Ray Bursts: New Rulers to Measure the Universe

@article{Ghirlanda2004GammaRayBN,
  title={Gamma-Ray Bursts: New Rulers to Measure the Universe},
  author={G. Ghirlanda and G. Ghisellini and D. Lazzati and C. Brera and Italy. and IoA - U. Cambridge and Uk},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={613}
}
The best measure of the universe should be done using a standard "ruler" at any redshift. Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) probe the universe up to z ~ 1.5, while the cosmic microwave background (CMB) primary anisotropies concern basically z ~ 1000. Apparently, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are all but standard candles. However, their emission is collimated, and the collimation-corrected energy correlates tightly with the frequency at which most of the radiation of the prompt is emitted, as found by… Expand
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