The Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Gamma-ray burst astronomy has undergone a revolution in the last three years, spurred by the discovery of fading long-wavelength counterparts. We now know that at least the long duration GRBs lie at cosmological distances with estimated electromagnetic energy release of 10 – 10 erg, making these the brightest explosions in the Universe. In this article we… CONTINUE READING