# Transient optical emission from the error box of the γ-ray burst of 28 February 1997

@article{Paradijs1997TransientOE,
title={Transient optical emission from the error box of the $\gamma$-ray burst of 28 February 1997},
author={J. A. van Paradijs and Paul J. Groot and Titus J. Galama and Chryssa Kouveliotou and Richard G. Strom and John H. Telting and R{\'e}ne G. M. Rutten and Gerald J. Fishman and Charles A. Meegan and Max Pettini and Nial R. Tanvir and Joshua S. Bloom and Holger Pedersen and H. U. N{\o}rdgaard-Nielsen and M. J. D. Linden-V{\o}rnle and Jorge Melnick and G. van der Steene and Malcolm N. Bremer and R. M. Naber and John Heise and Jean in 't Zand and Enrico Costa and Marco Feroci and Luigi Piro and Filippo Frontera and Guido Zavattini and Luciano Nicastro and Eliana Palazzi and K. Bennet and Lorraine Hanlon and Arvind N. Parmar},
journal={Nature},
year={1997},
volume={386},
pages={686-689}
}
• Published 17 April 1997
• Physics
• Nature
For almost a quarter of a century1, the origin of γ-ray bursts— brief, energetic bursts of high-energy photons—has remained unknown. The detection of a counterpart at another wavelength has long been thought to be a key to understanding the nature of these bursts (see, for example, ref. 2), but intensive searches have not revealed such a counterpart. The distribution and properties of the bursts3 are explained naturally if they lie at cosmological distances (a few Gpc)4, but there is a…
The decay of optical emission from the γ-ray burst GRB970228
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• 1997
Re-evaluate the existing photometry of the optical counterpart of the γ-ray burst GRB970228 to construct an optical light curve for the transient event and finds that between 21 hours and six days after the burst, the R-band brightness decreased by a factor of ∼40.
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