Swift gamma-ray burst explorer: The first results

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Abstract

The Swift GRB Explorer mission is designed to discover ∼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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume6
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event6th International Workshop on Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources: Frascati Workshop 2005 - Vulcano, Italy
Duration: May 23 2005May 28 2005

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Swift gamma-ray burst explorer : The first results. / Nousek, John Andrew.

In: Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 6, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 357-360.

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