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Author Bloom, Joshua S., 1974-

Title What are gamma-ray bursts? / Joshua S. Bloom.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.


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 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages) : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Princeton frontiers in physics
Princeton frontiers in physics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Into the belly of the beast -- Afterglows -- The events in context -- The progenitors of gamma-ray bursts -- Gamma-ray bursts as probes of the universe.
Summary Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades. But a rapid series of startling breakthroughs beginning in 1997 revealed that the majority of gamma-ray bursts are caused by the explosions of young and massive stars in the vast star-forming cauldrons of distant galaxies. New findings also point to very different origins for some events, serving to complicate but enrich our understanding of the exotic and violent.
Note Print version record.
Subject Gamma ray bursts.
Stars -- Formation.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Astrophysics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bloom, Joshua S., 1974- What are gamma-ray bursts? Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011 9780691145563 (DLC) 2010038975 (OCoLC)587249048
ISBN 9781400837007 (electronic bk.)
1400837006 (electronic bk.)
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