In today’s paper, Rezzolla and Kumar present a solution to the x-ray afterglow problem for the short gamma ray burst model. They show that x-rays can glow steadily for hours after the initial gamma ray emission due to the interactions of a slow and a fast wind.
Asteroids and volcanoes are familiar harbingers of global doom. But what about Gamma Ray Bursts? Is another doomsday lurking?
Some GRB-SNe pairs show interesting correlations across their light curves.
This month’s undergraduate research post features pulsars as a probe of our galaxy’s magnetic field, and the possibility of asymmetries in supernovae associated with gamma-ray bursts.
Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic explosions in the Universe. Today, we discuss how to use one GRB as a beacon to study the properties of a high redshift galaxy, the composition of the gas in the intergalactic medium at high redshift and the formation of dust in the Universe.
Looking for something fun to consider today? Try this on for size: what happens to life on Earth if a gamma-ray burst points at us from within our own galaxy?