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Title: The Swift satellite lives up to its name, revealing cosmic explosions as they happen
Authors: Starling, R. L. C.
First Published: 13-Dec-2008
Publisher: The Royal Society
Citation: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2008, 366 (1884), pp. 4393-4404
Abstract: Gamma-ray Bursts are the most powerful objects in the Universe. Discovered in the 1960’s as brief flashes of gamma-radiation, we now know they emit across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, are located in distant galaxies and comprise two distinct populations, one of which may originate in the deaths of massive stars. The launch of the Swift satellite in 2004 has brought a flurry of new discoveries, advancing our understanding of these sources and the galaxies that host them. We highlight a number of important results from the Swift era thus far.
DOI Link: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0153
ISSN: 1364-503X
Links: http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1884/4393
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/8083
Type: Article
Rights: This is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2008, 366 (1884), pp. 4393-4404. The final published version is available at http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1884/4393, Doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0153.
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