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Gamma-ray bursts : the brightest explosions in the universe

Author: G Vedrenne; Jean-Luc Atteia
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : in association with Praxis, ©2009.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and planetary sciences.
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Since their discovery was first announced in 1973, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been among the most fascination objects in the universe. While the initial mystery has gone, the fascination continues, sustained by the close connection linking GRBs with some of the most fundamental topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology. Both authors have been active in GRB observations for over two decades and have produced an  Read more...
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Vedrenne, G.
Gamma-ray bursts.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : In Association with Praxis, ©2009
(OCoLC)180478959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Vedrenne; Jean-Luc Atteia
ISBN: 9783540390886 354039088X 9783540390855 3540390855
OCLC Number: 567359142
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 571 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The early times; The early times; The BATSE decade; The BATSE decade; BeppoSAX and the afterglow era; BeppoSAX and the afterglow era; HETE-2 and Swift; HETE-2 and Swift; Gamma-ray bursts --
fireballs and blastwaves; Gamma-ray bursts --
fireballs and blastwaves; Gamma-ray burst afterglows; Gamma-ray burst afterglows; Early afterglows: the Swift revolution; Early afterglows: the Swift revolution; Progenitors; Progenitors; Perspectives in gamma-ray burst science; Perspectives in gamma-ray burst science.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and planetary sciences.
Responsibility: Gilbert Vedrenne and Jean-Luc Atteia.

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