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Do gamma-ray burst sources repeat?

Do gamma-ray burst sources repeat?

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Angular distribution.,
  • Gamma ray bursts.,
  • Gamma rays.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesDo gamma ray burst sources repeat?
    StatementC.A. Meegan ... [et al.].
    SeriesNASA-TM -- 110835., NASA technical memorandum -- 110835.
    ContributionsMeegan, C. A., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18086118M

    In gamma-ray bursts, we may be seeing the first generation of stars, from the earliest galaxies created after the Big Bang." Not only do gamma-ray bursts help scientists learn about our universe's history; they also help explain its physics. But the tricky part in studying a gamma-ray burst is catching it before it disappears.   So if a gamma ray burst went off within about light years, we’d be in a world of trouble. Astronomers figure that gamma ray bursts happen about once every few hundred thousand years in.

    “The events are unpredictable and once the burst occurs, it’s gone. We are very fortunate to have observations from a wide variety of sources, especially during the prompt phase, which is very difficult to capture.” NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the gamma-ray emission from GRB B.   BLACK HOLE BREAKTHROUGH: Gamma ray bursts 'REVERSE TIME' reveal scientists TIME may repeat itself in REVERSE when black holes form, according to astonishing and mind blowing new research.

      Therefore, a wave could travel through a gamma-ray burst jet at superluminal speeds without breaking relativity. But to understand this, we need to back up a little to look at the source of those jets. Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic explosions in the g: book. Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are rapid, bright flashes of radiation peaking in the gamma-ray band occurring at an average rate of one event per day at cosmological distances. They are characterized by a collimated relativistic outflow pushing through the interstellar medium shining in gamma-rays powered by a central by:


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Gamma ray bursts. We repeat here the nearest neighbour analysis employed by QL and add to it another analysis based on the more standard angular autocorrelation function.

We find that, while there does appear to be an excess of close pairs of bursts with angular separations less. The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models. Recent reports (Quashnock and Lamb ; Wang and Lingenfelter ) of evidence for repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this issue.

The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models. Recent reports (Quashnock and Lamb ; Wang and Lingenfelter ) of evidence for repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog. We find the data to be consistent with the hypothesis that burst sources do not repeat; however, a repeater fraction of up to about 20% of the observed bursts cannot be excluded.

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Recent reports (Quashnock & Lamb ; Wang & Lingenfelter ) of evidence Do gamma-ray burst sources repeat? book repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this g: book. Abstract: The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models.

Recent reports (Quashnock and Lamb ; Wang and Lingenfelter ) of evidence for repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this by: 9. The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models.

Recent reports (Quashnock and Lamb ; Wang and Lingenfelter ) of evidence for repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this g: book. The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models.

Recent reports of evidence for repetition in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this issue. Here, we analyze the angular distribution of bursts of the second BATSE catalog (Meegan et al.

).Missing: book. Both excesses are moderately significant. Quashnock and Lamb argue that the excess of burst pairs with small angular separations is evidence that many bursts repeat, but obviously this hypothesis cannot explain the excess of antipodal g: book. The problem with trying to figure out the source of the gamma-ray bursts was that our instruments for detecting gamma rays could not pinpoint the exact place in the sky where the burst was happening.

Early gamma-ray telescopes did not have sufficient resolution. We show that the gamma‐ray bursts in the BATSE 1B Catalog have an excess of antipodally related pairs of bursts, i.e., pairs separated by almost ° on the sky.

The antipodal excess is comparable to the excess of nearest neighbor pairs discovered by Quashnock and Lamb and which they interpret as evidence for repeating : Ramesh Narayan, Tsvi Piran. It has been suggested that the BATSE gamma-ray burst catalog contains several groups of bursts clustered in space or in space and time, which provide evidence that a substantial fraction of the classical gamma-ray burst sources repeat.

Because many of the bursts in these groups are weak, they are not directly detected by the Ulysses GRB by: 2. We find the data to be consistent with the hypothesis that burst sources do not repeat; however, a repeater fraction of up to about 20% of the observed bursts cannot be excluded.

The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual sourch would severely constrain burst source by: 9. They are associated with the deaths of massive stars in supernovas; though not every supernova produces a gamma-ray burst.

Short duration bursts are those that last less then 2 seconds; lasting anywhere from a few milliseconds to 2 seconds with an average duration of about seconds (or milliseconds).Missing: book. ABSTRACT The demonstration of repeated gamma-ray bursts from an individual source would severely constrain burst source models.

Recent reports (Quashnock & Lamb ; Wang & Lingenfelter ) of evidence for repeti- tion in the first BATSE burst catalog have generated renewed interest in this by: 9. The Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) has triggered on cosmic gamma-ray bursts between April 19 and August These events.

Because their energy is strongly focused, the gamma rays emitted by most bursts are expected to miss the Earth and never be detected.

When a gamma-ray burst is pointed towards Earth, the focusing of its energy along a relatively narrow beam causes the burst to appear much brighter than it would have been were its energy emitted g: book.

GRBs, as they're called, are powerful events that release huge amounts of gamma rays. These are among the most deadly radiation known.

If a person happened to be near a gamma-ray producing object, they'd be fried in an instant. Certainly, a gamma-ray burst could affect life's DNA, Missing: book.

Abstract. 1 / 36Just a Coincidence? Do gamma-ray burst sources repeat? GRB directions Subset with neighbor within 3 (39) Later catalogs: • out of are.Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat.

astronomers until now have searched in vain for repeat bursts. such as short gamma-ray bursts, which can’t generate repeat events. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos.

Astronomers think most occur when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a Missing: book.