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Abstract: Gamma-ray Bursts are the most powerful objects in the Universe. Discovered inthe 1960-s as brief flashes of gamma-radiation, we now know they emit acrossthe entire electromagnetic spectrum, are located in distant galaxies andcomprise two distinct populations, one of which may originate in the deaths ofmassive stars. The launch of the Swift satellite in 2004 has brought a flurryof new discoveries, advancing our understanding of these sources and thegalaxies that host them. We highlight a number of important results from theSwift era thus far.



Author: Rhaana L.C. Starling University of Leicester, UK

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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