Spatial distribution of γ-ray bursts observed by BATSE

  title={Spatial distribution of $\gamma$-ray bursts observed by BATSE},
  author={Charles A. Meegan and Gerald J. Fishman and R. B. Wilson and W. S. Paciesas and Geoffrey N. Pendleton and John Horack and Martin N. Brock and Chryssa Kouveliotou},
THE nature of the sources of cosmic γ-ray bursts is a long-standing problem in astrophysics. Lack of knowledge of their true spatial distribution and of their intrinsic brightness has hampered theoretical understanding of these enigmatic events. The Burst and Transient Source Experiment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory has been detecting bursts at the rate of about one a day, and we report here an analysis of 153 events. The number versus intensity distribution does not follow the –3/2… Expand
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