The Supernova Gamma-Ray Burst Connection

@article{Woosley2006TheSG,
  title={The Supernova Gamma-Ray Burst Connection},
  author={S. E. Woosley and Alexander Heger},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={507-556}
}
  • S. Woosley, A. Heger
  • Published 6 April 2006
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The chief distinction between ordinary supernovae and long-soft gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is the degree of differential rotation in the inner several solar masses when a massive star dies, and GRBs are rare mainly because of the difficulty achieving the necessary high rotation rate. Models that do provide the necessary angular momentum are discussed, with emphasis on a new single star model whose rapid rotation leads to complete mixing on the main sequence and avoids red giant formation. This… 

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