Two populations of gamma-ray burst radio afterglows

@article{Hancock2013TwoPO,
  title={Two populations of gamma-ray burst radio afterglows},
  author={P. Hancock and B. Gaensler and T. Murphy},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={776},
  pages={106}
}
  • P. Hancock, B. Gaensler, T. Murphy
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The detection rate of gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows is ~30% at radio wavelengths, much lower than in the X-ray (~95%) or optical (~70%) bands. The cause of this low radio detection rate has previously been attributed to limited observing sensitivity. We use visibility stacking to test this idea, and conclude that the low detection rate is instead due to two intrinsically different populations of GRBs: radio-bright and radio-faint. We calculate that no more than 70% of GRB afterglows are… CONTINUE READING

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