The sub-energetic γ-ray burst GRB 031203 as a cosmic analogue to the nearby GRB 980425

  title={The sub-energetic $\gamma$-ray burst GRB 031203 as a cosmic analogue to the nearby GRB 980425},
  author={Alicia Margarita Soderberg and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni and Edo Berger and Derek W. Fox and Masao Sako and Dale A. Frail and Avishay Gal-yam and Dae-Sik moon and S. Bradley Cenko and Scott A. Yost and Mark M. Phillips and Sven Eric Persson and Wendy L. Freedman and Pamela Wyatt and Ray Jayawardhana and Diane Beverly Paulson},
Over the six years since the discovery of the γ-ray burst GRB 980425, which was associated with the nearby (distance ∼40 Mpc) supernova 1998bw, astronomers have debated fiercely the nature of this event. Relative to bursts located at cosmological distance (redshift z ≈ 1), GRB 980425 was under-luminous in γ-rays by three orders of magnitude. Radio calorimetry showed that the explosion was sub-energetic by a factor of 10. Here we report observations of the radio and X-ray afterglow of the recent… 
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