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On the significance of the excess number of strong Mg II absorbers observed toward gamma-ray bursts

Rapoport, Sharon; Onken, Christopher; Wyithe, J Stuart B; Schmidt, Brian; Thygesen, Anders O

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The number of strong (equivalent width >1 Å) Mg II absorbers observed toward gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) has been found to be statistically larger than the number of strong absorbers toward quasi-stellar objects (QSOs). We formalize this "Mg II problem" and

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71625
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/766/1/23

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