Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007: Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference

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Mark Galassi, David Palmer, Edward Fenimore
American Inst. of Physics, May 27, 2008 - Science - 657 pages
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For more than three decades, gamma-ray bursts have grown from an oddity to a central topic in astrophysics. Not only are they the largest explosions since the big bang, capable of flooding most of the universe with gamma-rays, but their brilliance serves as a backlight that can illuminate the cosmos far deeper into the early universe than any other object. Their unpredictability has forced researchers to use extreme measures to observe them: completely autonomous satellites and robotic ground-based telescopes. Their bizarre physical properties have required new theories on massive explosions.

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Status of Swift GRB Observations
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GammaRay Bursts Classified Physically
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On the Selection Effects of the pek10Correlation
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