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GRB 060505: A Possible Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst in a Star-forming Region at a Redshift of 0.09

Ofek, Eran; Cenko, Stephen B; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Fox, Derek B; Nakar, Ehud; Rau, Arne; Frail, Dale A; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Price, Paul Antony; Soderberg, A M; Peterson, Bruce; Berger, Edo; Sharon, K; Shemmer, Ohad; Penprase, B E; Chevalier, Roger A; Brown, P. J.; Burrows, D N; Gehrels, N; Harrison, F A; Holland, Stephen T; Mangano, V; McCarthy, P J; Moon, D-S; Nousek, J A; Persson, S E; Piran, T; Sari, R


On 2006 May 5, a 4 s duration, low-energy, ∼10 49 erg, gamma-ray burst (GRB) was observed, spatially associated with a z =0.0894 galaxy. Here we report the discovery of the GRB optical afterglow and observations of its environment using Gemini South, th

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/518082


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