Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 231, Issue 1–2, pp 403–409 | Cite as

Solving the GRB mystery: future missions and observations

  • K. Hurley
Session F Where are the GRBs?

Abstract

The solution of the GRB mystery will involve the determination of the correct burster distance scale. This is a necessary, although possibly not sufficient, first step. I briefly review approximately 15 “distance indicators”, some rather unconventional for astronomy, which could provide this scale. They range from the obvious, like the detection of quiescent counterparts, to statistical analyses which might reveal anisotropies, to measurements of gravitational radiation. I discuss several currently planned and proposed experiments which could carry out some of these measurements.

Keywords

Radiation Anisotropy Gravitational Radiation Distance Scale Future Mission 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Hurley
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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