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The host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts. I. Interstellar medium properties of ten nearby long-duration gamma-ray burst hosts

Levesque, E M; Berger, Edo; Kewley, Lisa; Bagley, Megan M

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We present the first observations from a large-scale survey of nearby (z < 1) long-duration gamma-ray burst (LGRB) host galaxies, which consist of eight rest-frame optical spectra obtained at Keck and Magellan. Along with two host galaxy observations from the literature, we use optical emission-line diagnostics to determine metallicities, ionization parameters, young stellar population ages, and star formation rates. We compare the LGRB host environments to a variety of local and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79076
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/139/2/694

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