Nature and Nurture: a Model for Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters

  title={Nature and Nurture: a Model for Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters},
  author={B. Zhang and R. X. Xu and G. J. Q. Nasagsfc and Nrc Research Associate and P. S. University and CAS-PKU BACAstronomy Dept. Pku and Ccast},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • B. Zhang, R. X. Xu, +4 authors Ccast
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • During supernova explosions, strange stars with almost bare quark surfaces may be formed. Under certain conditions, these stars could be rapidly spun down by the torque exerted by the fossil disks formed from the fallback materials. They may also receive large kicks and hence have large proper-motion velocities. When these strange stars pass through the spherical "Oort" comet cloud formed during the presupernova era, they will capture some small-scale comet clouds and collide with some comet… CONTINUE READING
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