The Late-Time X-Ray Behavior of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts: Implications for Energetics and Rates

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

We propose to utilize the sensitivity of Chandra to measure a jet break in the afterglow of a SGRB. The angular resolution will also ensure no contamination to the afterglow from a host galaxy AGN. We request a pair of TOO observations of a SGRB with a bright X-ray afterglow to probe a range of j > 5-20 degrees.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date10/10/2010/9/22

Funding

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (GO0-21042X//NAS8-03060)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (GO0-21042X//NAS8-03060)

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