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Gamma ray bursts!

  1. Jun 2, 2007 #1
    Hello Guys! Please help me in this question:
    What is the nature of the gamma ray bursts? Why do they last for mo only 2 seconds?

    thx!
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2007 #2

    malawi_glenn

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  4. Jun 7, 2007 #3

    Astronuc

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    Gamma-Ray Bursts

    http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/objects/grbs/grbs.html

    http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/objects/grbs/grbs.html#Spectra


    Some links to sites on Gamma Ray Bursts

    http://www.batse.msfc.nasa.gov/events/5hgrbs/info/soc.html

    http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~jcg/grbgen.html
    http://space.mit.edu/HETE/Bursts/

    http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn/hete_grbs.html

    http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/ipn3/masterli.html
     
  5. Jun 8, 2007 #4

    Chronos

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    Great links, Astronuc! I shamelessly copied them to my library. While some GRB's last only a second or two, others persist for minutes. Different mechanisms are believed to explain this discrepancy - as mentioned in the links provided by Astronuc.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2007 #5
    thanks to you guys for all the links!
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  7. Jul 17, 2007 #6

    Garth

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    GRbs have been linked to supernovae and hypernovae: Hypernovae and their Gamma-Ray Bursts Connection.
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