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Tom Mazanec
2005-Mar-04, 07:26 PM
Supernova or neutron star collision...would they both GRB? Would they be distinguishable?

Normandy6644
2005-Mar-04, 07:39 PM
I would imagine the energy output over time would have a different signature for each case, but I don't have any numbers to support it right now.

Ilya
2005-Mar-04, 08:05 PM
Neutron star collision would be over much faster than a supernova.

The Bad Astronomer
2005-Mar-04, 09:45 PM
Yes, they are both possible, and both are leading candidates for GRB progenitors. There are two types of GRBs: fast ones and slow ones, and so there may be two types of progenitors.

Go here (http://swift.sonoma.edu./education/grb/allinone.htm) and scroll down to the Introduction to Gamma Rays and Gamma-Ray Bursts.

JHotz
2005-Mar-12, 04:24 AM
Yes, they are both possible, and both are leading candidates for GRB progenitors. There are two types of GRBs: fast ones and slow ones, and so there may be two types of progenitors.

Go here (http://swift.sonoma.edu./education/grb/allinone.htm) and scroll down to the Introduction to Gamma Rays and Gamma-Ray Bursts.

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