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2004A&A...422..381D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 422, 381-389 (2004/8-1)

On the origin of X-ray flashes.


Abstract (from CDS):

We use the cannonball (CB) model of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) and their afterglows (AGs) to analyze the observational data on X-ray flashes (XRFs) and their AGs. We show that the observations support the CB-model interpretation that XRFs, like GRBs, are produced by the explosions of core-collapse supernovae (SNe) akin to SN1998bw, by jets of highly-relativistic CBs. The XRFs and GRBs are intrinsically identical objects, but the XRFs are viewed from angles (relative to the jet direction) which are typically a few times larger than the typical viewing angles of ``classical'', long-duration GRBs. There should be XRFs, not observed so far, with durations similar to those of short GRBs.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: bursts - γ-rays: bursts - stars: supernovae: general

CDS comments: XRF 971019, 980128 = GRB 971019, 980128. GRB 9810128 is a misprint for GRB 980128.

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