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

  title={Transient optical emission from the error box of the γ-ray burst of 28 February 1997},
  author={J. V. Paradijs and P. Groot and T. Galama and C. Kouveliotou and R. Strom and J. Telting and R. Rutten and G. Fishman and C. Meegan and M. Pettini and N. Tanvir and J. Bloom and H. Pedersen and H. U. N{\o}rdgaard-Nielsen and M. Linden-Vornle and J. Melnick and G. V. Steene and M. Bremer and R. Naber and J. Heise and J. I. Zand and E. Costa and M. Feroci and L. Piro and F. Frontera and G. Zavattini and L. Nicastro and E. Palazzi and K. Bennet and L. Hanlon and A. Parmar},
  • J. V. Paradijs, P. Groot, +28 authors A. Parmar
  • Published 1997
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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