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Paper: The Supernovae Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts
Volume: 342, 1604-2004: Supernovae as Cosmological Lighthouses
Page: 309
Authors: Matheson, T.
Abstract: Supernovae were long suspected as possible progenitors of gammaray bursts. The arguments relied on circumstantial evidence. Several recent gamma-ray bursts, notably GRB 030329, have provided direct, spectroscopic evidence that supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are related. The supernovae associated with gamma-ray bursts are all of Type Ic, implying a compact progenitor, which has implications for gamma-ray burst models. Other peculiar Type Ic supernovae may help to expand understanding of the mechanisms involved.
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