Identification of a Local Sample of Gamma-Ray Bursts Consistent with a Magnetar Giant Flare Origin

@article{Burns2021IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Local Sample of Gamma-Ray Bursts Consistent with a Magnetar Giant Flare Origin},
  author={E. Burns and Dmitry S. Svinkin and Kevin Hurley and Zorawar Wadiasingh and M. Negro and George Younes and Rachel Hamburg and Anna Ridnaia and David Cook and S. Bradley Cenko and Roberto Aloisi and Gregory Ashton and Matthew G. Baring and M S Briggs and Nelson Christensen and Dmitry D. Frederiks and Adam Goldstein and C. M. Hui and David L. Kaplan and Mansi M. Kasliwal and D. Kocevski and Oliver J. Roberts and V. Savchenko and Aaron Tohuvavohu and P{\'e}ter Veres and Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2021},
  volume={907}
}
Cosmological gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are known to arise from distinct progenitor channels: short GRBs mostly from neutron star mergers and long GRBs from a rare type of core-collapse supernova (CCSN) called collapsars. Highly magnetized neutron stars called magnetars also generate energetic, short-duration gamma-ray transients called magnetar giant flares (MGFs). Three have been observed from the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies, and they have long been suspected to constitute a third class… Expand
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