Gamma-ray bursts in the Swift era

@article{Gehrels2006GammarayBI,
  title={Gamma-ray bursts in the Swift era},
  author={Neil A. Gehrels and John K. Cannizzo and J. P. Norris},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={37 - 37}
}
Gamma-ray burst (GRB) research has undergone a revolution in the last two years. The launch of Swift, with its rapid slewing capability, has greatly increased the number and quality of GRB localizations and x-ray and optical afterglow lightcurves. Over 160 GRBs have been detected, and nearly all have been followed up with the on-board narrow field telescopes. Advances in our understanding of short GRBs have been spectacular. The detection of x-ray afterglows has led to accurate localizations… 

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