X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRB


DE UGARTE POSTIGO A., THONE C. C. , BOLMER J., Schulze S., MARTIN S., KANN D. A. , ...More

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol.620, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 620
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833094
  • Journal Name: ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Context. Long gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are produced during the dramatic deaths of massive stars with very short lifetimes, meaning that they explode close to the birth place of their progenitors. Over a short period they become the most luminous objects observable in the Universe, being perfect beacons to study high-redshift star-forming regions.