Short-hard gamma-ray bursts

@article{Nakar2007ShorthardGB,
  title={Short-hard gamma-ray bursts},
  author={Ehud Nakar},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={442},
  pages={166-236}
}
  • E. Nakar
  • Published 25 January 2007
  • Physics
  • Physics Reports
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  • N. Gehrels
  • Physics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2007
TLDR
The detection of X-ray afterglows has led to accurate localizations and the conclusion that short GRBs can occur in non-star-forming galaxies or regions, whereas long GRBs are strongly concentrated within the star-forming regions.
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