The observations show that the initial afterglow
light was polarized by 28 percent, the highest value ever recorded for a burst, and slowly declined to 16 percent, while the angle of the polarized light remained the same.
Within the next 2 years, he says, astronomers will document gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows
at distances more remote than those of the galaxies and quasars that now are the most-distant light-emitting objects known.
Screening from thick molecular clouds provides a natural explanation for so-called "dark bursts," which lack associated afterglows
Seeing the afterglow
from a short gamma-ray burst was a major goal for Swift, and we hit it just a few months after launch," said Dr.
Other telescopes, both in space and on the ground, are now studying the burst's afterglow
and the region surrounding the burst.
These and other observations indicate the radio emission is not part of the burst's waning afterglow
but is radiation from the burst's home galaxy, she and her colleagues assert.
The visible-light afterglow
from GRB 000301C appears to have passed through such a lens: Instead of rapidly fading, the light remained bright.
Finding and studying afterglows
"was a real breakthrough, but I don't take seriously any of the models of the gamma-ray bursts themselves," he says.
The combination of near-infrared light energy and vibration employed by the Afterglow
pleasure device can 'light up' a woman's sex life by triggering the same chemicals that power male potency, creating a Viagra-like effect in women.
is also pre-programmed to deliver an optimal combination of PulseWave(TM) and vibration.
Other telescopes later measured the spectrum of the afterglow
, revealing that the burst detonated about 13.
from a distant gamma-ray burst therefore takes longer to fade than the afterglow
of a nearby burst, and astronomers have a better chance of catching the remote afterglow
when it's at its brightest.