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Title: GRB 130427A: A Nearby Ordinary Monster
Authors: Maselli, A.
Melandri, A.
Nava, L.
Mundell, C. G.
Kawai, N.
Campana, S.
Covino, S.
Cummings, J. R.
Cusumano, G.
Evans, Philip Andrew
Ghirlanda, G.
Ghisellini, G.
Guidorzi, C.
Kobayashi, S.
Kuin, P.
La Parola, V.
Mangano, V.
Oates, S.
Sakamoto, T.
Serino, M.
Virgili, F.
Zhang, B. -. B.
Barthelmy, S.
Beardmore, Andrew Paul
Bernardini, M. G.
Bersier, D.
Burrows, D.
Calderone, G.
Capalbi, M.
Chiang, J.
D'Avanzo, P.
D'Elia, V.
De Pasquale, M.
Fugazza, D.
Gehrels, N.
Gomboc, A.
Harrison, R.
Hanayama, H.
Japelj, J.
Kennea, J.
Kopac, D.
Kouveliotou, C.
Kuroda, D.
Levan, A.
Malesani, D.
Marshall, F.
Nousek, J.
O'Brien, Paul
Osborne, Julian Paul
Pagani, Claudio
Page, Kim L.
Page, M.
Perri, M.
Pritchard, T.
Romano, P.
Saito, Y.
Sbarufatti, B.
Salvaterra, R.
Steele, I.
Tanvir, Neil
Vianello, G.
Weigand, B.
Wiersema, Klaas
Yatsu, Y.
Yoshii, T.
Tagliaferri, G.
First Published: 3-Jan-2014
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.
DOI Link: 10.1126/science.1242279
ISSN: 0036-8075
eISSN: 1095-9203
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
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:
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