Challenging the Forward Shock Model with the 80 Ms Follow up of the X-ray Afterglow of Gamma-Ray Burst 130427A

Massimiliano De Pasquale, Mathew Page, David Alexander Kann, Samantha R. Oates, Steve Schulze, Bing Zhang, Zach Cano, Bruce Gendre, Daniele Malesani, Andrea Rossi, Neil Gehrels, Eleonora Troja, Luigi Piro, Michel Boer, Giulia Stratta

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GRB 130427A was the most luminous gamma-ray burst detected in the last 30 years. With an isotropic energy output of 8.5 x 10(53) erg and redshift of 0.34, it combined very high energetics with a relative proximity to Earth in an unprecedented way. Sensitive X-ray observatories such as XMM-Newton and Chandra have detected the afterglow of this event for a record-breaking baseline longer than 80 million seconds. The light curve displays a simple power-law over more than three decades in time. In this presentation, we explore the consequences of this result for a few models put forward so far to interpret GRB 130427A, and more in general the implication of this outcome in the context of the standard forward shock model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

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