The Use of Gamma‐Ray Bursts as Direction and Time Markers in SETI Strategies

  title={The Use of Gamma‐Ray Bursts as Direction and Time Markers in SETI Strategies},
  author={Robin Corbet},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • R. Corbet
  • Published 20 April 1999
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
When transmitting a signal over a large distance, it is more efficient to send a brief beamed signal than a continuous omnidirectional transmission, but this requires that the receiver knows where and when to look for the transmission. For SETI, the use of various natural phenomena has previously been suggested to achieve the desired synchronization. Here it is proposed that gamma-ray bursts may well be the best "synchronizers" of all currently known phenomena because of their large intrinsic… Expand

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