Astronomy Reports

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 236–240 | Cite as

Gamma-ray bursts as standard-energy explosions

  • V. M. Lipunov
  • K. A. Postnov
  • M. E. Prokhorov


The distribution of observed energies for gamma-ray bursts with known redshifts can be explained as a consequence of events releasing a standard energy of E0=5×1051 erg. Two situations are possible: the degree of collimation could vary from burst to burst, or there could be a universal radiation pattern for all bursts, with the observed differences being due to differences in the orientation of this pattern relative to the line of sight to the Earth.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Lipunov
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. A. Postnov
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. E. Prokhorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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