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Observing the First Stars, One Star at a Time

  • Abraham Loeb
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 99)

Summary

Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are believed to originate in compact remnants (black holes or neutron stars) of massive stars. Their high luminosities make them detectable out to the edge of the visible universe. We describe the many advantages of GRB afterglows relative to quasars as probes of the intergalactic medium during the epoch of reionization. The Swift satellite, planned for launch by the end of 2004, will likely open a new era in observations of the high redshift universe.

Keywords

Black Hole Star Formation Massive Star High Redshift Dwarf Galaxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Loeb
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  1. 1.Astronomy DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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