Proc. IAU volume 12, issue S333, P170-171 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011292 View full text
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I. I. Racz, Z. Bagoly, L. V. Tóth, L. G. Balázs, I. Horvath, S. Zahorecz

Abstract: AbstractGamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most powerful explosive events in the Universe. The prompt gamma emission is followed by an X-ray afterglow that is also detected for over nine hundred GRBs by the Swift BAT and XRT detectors. The X-ray afterglow spectrum bears essential information about the burst, and the surrounding interstellar medium (ISM). Since the radiation travels through the line of sight intergalactic medium and the ISM in the Milky Way, the observed emission is influenced by extragalactic and…

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