Logo

Gamma-Ray Bursts

Small book cover: Gamma-Ray Bursts

Gamma-Ray Bursts

Publisher: Wikipedia

Description:
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are flashes of gamma rays associated with extremely energetic explosions that have been observed in distant galaxies. They are the brightest electromagnetic events known to occur in the universe. Bursts can last from ten milliseconds to several minutes.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online html)

Similar books

Book cover: Atlas of Peculiar GalaxiesAtlas of Peculiar Galaxies
by - California Institute of Technology
The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies is a catalog of peculiar galaxies produced by Halton Arp. A total of 338 galaxies are presented in the atlas, which was originally published in 1966 by the California Institute of Technology.
(10677 views)
Book cover: Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems and ProspectsGamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems and Prospects
by - arXiv
The cosmological gamma-ray burst phenomenon is reviewed. The broad observational facts and empirical relations of the GRB prompt emission and afterglow are outlined. A well-tested fireball shock model is introduced in a pedagogical manner.
(7311 views)
Book cover: Lopsided Spiral GalaxiesLopsided Spiral Galaxies
by - arXiv
The light distribution in the disks of many galaxies is non-axisymmetric or 'lopsided' with a spatial extent larger along one half of a galaxy than the other. In this review, the observations to measure the lopsided distribution will be discussed.
(8688 views)
Book cover: Observations of the High Redshift UniverseObservations of the High Redshift Universe
by - arXiv
In these lectures aimed for non-specialists, the author reviews progress in understanding how galaxies form and evolve. The first results presented here provide important guidance on how we will use more powerful future facilities.
(7160 views)