request for science: [Fwd: ESA's Integral detects closest cosmic gamma-ray burst]
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Subject: ESA's Integral detects closest cosmic gamma-ray burst
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 11:08:32 +0200
From: ESA Science <ContactEsa@...>
To: Isa Kocher <786isa@...>
A gamma-ray burst detected by ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory on 3 December 2003 has been thoroughly studied for months by an armada of space and ground-based observatories. Astronomers have now concluded that this event, called GRB 031203, is the closest cosmic gamma-ray burst on record, but also the faintest. This also suggests that an entire population of sub-energetic gamma-ray bursts has so far gone unnoticed...
For further information, please see: http://www.esa.int/esaSC/Pr_18_2004_s_en.html