Short-hard gamma-ray bursts

  title={Short-hard gamma-ray bursts},
  author={E. Nakar},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  • E. Nakar
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Physics Reports
  • Two types of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are observed: short-duration hard spectrum GRBs and long-duration soft spectrum GRBs. For many years long GRBs were the focus of intense research while the lack of observational data limited the study of short-hard GRBs (SHBs). In 2005 a breakthrough occurred following the first detections of SHB afterglows, longer wavelength emission that follows the burst of gamma-rays. Similarly to long GRBs, afterglow detections led to the identification of SHB host… CONTINUE READING
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