Swift Discovery of a New Soft Gamma Repeater, SGR J1745-29, near Sagittarius A*

@article{Kennea2013SwiftDO,
  title={Swift Discovery of a New Soft Gamma Repeater, SGR J1745-29, near Sagittarius A*},
  author={J. Kennea and D. Burrows and C. Kouveliotou and D. Palmer and E. Goğuş and Y. Kaneko and P. Evans and N. Degenaar and M. Reynolds and J. Miller and R. Wijnands and K. Mori and N. Gehrels},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={770}
}
  • J. Kennea, D. Burrows, +10 authors N. Gehrels
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Starting in 2013 February, Swift has been performing short daily monitoring observations of the G2 gas cloud near Sgr A* with the X-Ray Telescope to determine whether the cloud interaction leads to an increase in the flux from the Galactic center. On 2013 April 24 Swift detected an order of magnitude rise in the X-ray flux from the region near Sgr A*. Initially thought to be a flare from Sgr A*, the detection of a short hard X-ray burst from the same region by the Burst Alert Telescope… CONTINUE READING
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