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|Title:||GRB 130427A: A Nearby Ordinary Monster|
Mundell, C. G.
Cummings, J. R.
Evans, Philip Andrew
La Parola, V.
Zhang, B. -. B.
Beardmore, Andrew Paul
Bernardini, M. G.
De Pasquale, M.
Osborne, Julian Paul
Page, Kim L.
|Publisher:||American Association for the Advancement of Science|
|Citation:||Science, 2014, 343 (6166), pp. 48-51 (4)|
|Abstract:||Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are an extremely rare outcome of the collapse of massive stars and are typically found in the distant universe. Because of its intrinsic luminosity (L ∼ 3 × 1053 ergs per second) and its relative proximity (z = 0.34), GRB 130427A reached the highest fluence observed in the γ-ray band. Here, we present a comprehensive multiwavelength view of GRB 130427A with Swift, the 2-meter Liverpool and Faulkes telescopes, and by other ground-based facilities, highlighting the evolution of the burst emission from the prompt to the afterglow phase. The properties of GRB 130427A are similar to those of the most luminous, high-redshift GRBs, suggesting that a common central engine is responsible for producing GRBs in both the contemporary and the early universe and over the full range of GRB isotropic energies.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2014, AAAS. The file associated with this record is distributed under the Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence, further details of which can be found via the following link: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy|
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