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Name 080407
Title Estimating the true energy and rate of short-duration GRBs


DOI https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Paolo D.Avanzo
Description The detection of jet-breaks in short GRBs afterglow light curves provided evidence that their emission is collimated. The knowledge of the jet opening angle (theta_j) distribution of short GRBs is mandatory for a proper understanding of the true energetics and rate of this class of events. Only a handful of the short GRBs observed by Swift to date has a robust estimate of theta_j. We propose here to overcome this limit by carrying out ToO XMM-Newton observations of a sub-sample of Swift short GRBs (selected maximizing the possibility of multi-wavelength follow-up), hunting for a jet-break signature in their late-time X-ray afterglow light curves. The increasing evidence for compact object binary progenitors makes short GRBs one of the most promising sources of GWs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-11-14T09:58:00Z/2019-11-14T23:26:20Z
Version 18.00_20191217_1110
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2020-12-20T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-12-20T23:00:00Z, 080407, 18.00_20191217_1110. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]