On the Association of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Supernovae

  title={On the Association of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Supernovae},
  author={Richard Marc Kippen and M S Briggs and Jefferson Michael Kommers and Chryssa Kouveliotou and Kevin Hurley and Craig Richard Robinson and J. A. van Paradijs and Dieter H. Hartmann and Titus J. Galama and P. M. Vreeswijk University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASAMarshall Space Flight Center and University of Alabama in Huntsville and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Universities Space Research Association and University of California-Berkeley and University of Amsterdam and Clemson University},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The recent discovery of a supernova (SN 1998bw) seemingly associated with GRB 980425 adds a new twist to the decades-old debate over the origin of gamma-ray bursts. To investigate the possibility that some (or all) bursts are associated with supernovae, we performed a systematic search for temporal/angular correlations using catalogs of BATSE and BATSE/Ulysses burst locations. We find no associations with any of the precise BATSE/Ulysses locations, which allows us to conclude that the fraction… Expand

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