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Title: The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer: The Latest Results

Abstract

The Swift GRB Explorer mission is designed to discover {approx} 100 new gamma-ray bursts each year, and immediately (within tens of seconds) to start simultaneous X-ray, optical and ultraviolet observations of the GRB afterglow. Since its launch on 20 November 2004, it has already collected an impressive database of gamma ray bursts (reaching more sensitive limits than BATSE); uniform X-ray/UV/optical monitoring of afterglows (with a dedicated weatherless observatory with broad multi-wavelength imaging capability); and rapid followup by other observatories (utilizing a continuous ground link with burst alerts and data posted immediately to the GCN)

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20719688
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 801; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on astrophysical sources of high energy particles and radiation, Torun (Poland), 20-24 Jun 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2141830; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AFTERGLOW; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; WAVELENGTHS

Citation Formats

Nousek, John A. The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer: The Latest Results. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2141830.
Nousek, John A. The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer: The Latest Results. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2141830.
Nousek, John A. Tue . "The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer: The Latest Results". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2141830.
@article{osti_20719688,
title = {The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer: The Latest Results},
author = {Nousek, John A.},
abstractNote = {The Swift GRB Explorer mission is designed to discover {approx} 100 new gamma-ray bursts each year, and immediately (within tens of seconds) to start simultaneous X-ray, optical and ultraviolet observations of the GRB afterglow. Since its launch on 20 November 2004, it has already collected an impressive database of gamma ray bursts (reaching more sensitive limits than BATSE); uniform X-ray/UV/optical monitoring of afterglows (with a dedicated weatherless observatory with broad multi-wavelength imaging capability); and rapid followup by other observatories (utilizing a continuous ground link with burst alerts and data posted immediately to the GCN)},
doi = {10.1063/1.2141830},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 801,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}