The swift X-ray flaring afterglow of GRB 050607

  title={The swift X-ray flaring afterglow of GRB 050607},
  author={Claudio Pagani and D. Morris and Shiho Kobayashi and Takanori Sakamoto and Abraham D. Falcone and Alberto Moretti and Kim L. Page and David N. Burrows and Dirk Grupe and A. J. Retter and Judith L. Racusin and Jamie A. Kennea and Sergio Campana and Patrizia Romano and Gianpiero Tagliaferri and Joanne E. Hill and Lorella Angelini and G Cusumano and M. R. Goad and Scott Douglas Barthelmy and Guido L. Chincarini and Alan A. Wells and Paolo Giommi and J A Nousek and Neil Gehrels Inaf -- Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera and Pennsylvania State University and Liverpool John Moores University and Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Leicester and Universities Space Research Association and Inaf -- Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmi Palermo and Space Research Centre and Asi Science Data Center},
The unique capability of the Swift satellite to perform a prompt and autonomous slew to a newly detected gamma-ray burst (GRB) has yielded the discovery of interesting new properties of GRB X-ray afterglows, such as the steep early light-curve decay and the frequent presence of flares detected up to a few hours after the GRB trigger. We present observations of GRB 050607, the fourth case of a GRB discovered by Swift with flares superimposed on the overall fading X-ray afterglow. The flares of… 

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