Swift Observations of GRB 070110: An Extraordinary X-Ray Afterglow Powered by the Central Engine

@article{Troja2007SwiftOO,
  title={Swift Observations of GRB 070110: An Extraordinary X-Ray Afterglow Powered by the Central Engine},
  author={E. Troja and G. Cusumano and P. O'Brien and B. Zhang and B. Sbarufatti and V. Mangano and R. Willingale and G. Chincarini and J. Osborne and F. Marshall and D. Burrows and S. Campana and N. Gehrels and C. Guidorzi and H. Krimm and V. L. Parola and E. Liang and T. Mineo and A. Moretti and K. Page and P. Romano and G. Tagliaferri and M. Page and P. Schady},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={665},
  pages={599-607}
}
  • E. Troja, G. Cusumano, +22 authors P. Schady
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present a detailed analysis of Swift multiwavelength observations of GRB 070110 and its remarkable afterglow. The early X-ray light curve, interpreted as the tail of the prompt emission, displays a spectral evolution already seen in other gamma-ray bursts. The optical afterglow shows a shallow decay up to similar to 2 days after the burst, which is not consistent with standard afterglow models. The most intriguing feature is a very steep decay in the X-ray flux at similar to 2 x 10(4) s… CONTINUE READING
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