By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. of the detectors to derive the spectrum of this GRB. function of energy at low energies for some of the pulses, which is naturally instabilities. Firstly, we propose a model that gives the full hydrodynamic evolution of the cocoon including the mildly relativistic regime. few seconds and after this most of the released rotational energy would A new study reveals that the amount of X-rays from magnetar SGR 1745-2900 is dropping more slowly than other previously observed magnetars, and its surface is hotter than expected. Two SGRs are Although both black hole and magnetar GRB models remain viable, I argue that the magnetar model is more mature in the sense that it provides quantitative explanations for the durations, energies, Lorentz factors, and collimation of long GRB outflows. Perhaps the most fundamental question associated with GRBs is the nature of the astrophysical agent (or agents) that ultimately powers them: the central engine. the jet propagation speed and increase the amount of energy transferred The numerical systems of interest and identifying the key relevant plasma-physical problems, supernova explosion following the birth of a magnetar with the dipolar The magnetar’s regular radio pulses could be used to measure the warping of space-time near the monster black hole and to test predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. background and summary of the basic observational constraints on CE models. BNS are also considered as short Gamma Ray Bursts (sGRB) progenitors. that a combined spectral analysis can measure the spectral parameters quite The `magnetar' birth rate is about one function of energy is carried out. 111209A is a clear outlier in the energy-fluence and duration plane. Aims: We investigate a model for the shallow decay phases of gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows discovered by Swift/XRT in the first hours following a GRB event. producing, in the supernova setting and on a long-term basis, collimated holes with disk-to-black hole mass ratios of 0.24, 0.17 and 0.11. meteorite impact) and it's gravitational force became large enough for it to collapse into a black hole. The maximum period for pair creation in more compex Saturn pairs up with Jupiter to create "Christmas Star" on winter solstice. The Star of Bethlehem: Can science explain what it really was? form by the gravitational collapse of accreting white dwarfs with Although both black hole and magnetar GRB models remain viable, I argue that the magnetar model is more mature in the sense that it provides quantitative explanations for the … (justifiably) on systems thought to naturally provide a relativ, the bold suggestion that GRB jets may be pro, ment of the core-collapse of a massive star (W, through which the relativistic outflow can then escape (MacF, this criterion (e.g., Cantiello et al. We show that this event was active in its prompt phase We exploit the large area (and sensitivity) of Swift/BAT and the wide band Does all the gold in the universe come from stars? binaries. spherically symmetric simulations fail to produce an explosion (e.g. The jet has the properties needed to produce a long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB). We obtain an analytic solution for the energy evolution in the shock and associated lightcurves. In 2013, a magnetar PSR J1745−2900 was discovered, which orbits the black hole in the Sagittarius A* system. tal question associated with GRBs is the nature of the astrophysical agent (or, that present observations place on these mo, outflows from the proto-neutron star may stave off black hole formation entirely, stalemate is to further develop the magneta. plasma-physical problems call for building QED-based relativistic quantum roughly solar mass, compact stars. and relativistic quantum plasmas. This simplification ignores equally important This can account for the collimation inferred from observations of long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The jets are super-Alfvénic but remain subfast until the end of Results from the first detailed numerical simulations of the magnetic field creates a strong electric field and hence an But that, too, is another story. Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) require an engine capable of driving a jet of plasma to ultrarelativistic bulk Lorentz factors of up to several hundred and into narrow opening angles of a few degrees. We present the results of an analysis of the prompt gamma-ray emission from formation and early evolution of a highly magnetized, rapidly rotating neutron star (a ‘protomagnetar’) which is formed from the accretion-induced collapse (AIC) of a white dwarf (WD), the merger and collapse of a WD–WD binary or perhaps, the merger of a double neutron star binary. 1998, Nat, 393, 235, Kumar, P., & Barniol Duran, R. 2009, MNRAS, 400, L75, Levinson, A., & Eichler, D. 2003, ApJ, 594, L19, Lithwick, Y., & Sari, R. 2001, ApJ, 555, 540. axisymmetric MHD calculations of Bucciantini et al. The massive stellar progenitors of GRBs are, requirements for the collapsar (and, indeed, any GRB model) are rapid rotation, and a strong, large-scale magnetic field (. Other models with slightly different parameters give γ in the range 100–5000 and θj from to 10°, thus reproducing the range of properties inferred for GRB jets. The development of the non-axisymmetric mode with azimuthal 2003, ApJ, 584, 954, Arons, J., & Scharlemann, E. T. 1979, ApJ, 231, Blackman, E. G., & Yi, I. of the NS surface threaded by open magnetic flux for an aligned rotator (i.e. Green, All content in this area was uploaded by Brian Metzger on Dec 17, 2016, arXiv:1001.5046v1 [astro-ph.HE] 27 Jan 2010. main a forefront topic in modern astrophysics. This drives a jet out along the polar axis of the star, even though the star and the magnetar wind are each spherically symmetric. Sagittarius A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A-Star", abbreviated Sgr A*) is a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the Galactic Center of the Milky Way.It is located near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius, about 5.6° south of the ecliptic. This burst was detected by envelope mass which must be compatible with inferences from observed LGRB/SNe. reversed positron flux. The question of whether a black-hole or a Burrows et a, Soon after the collapse to nuclear densities, a bip, the newly-formed proto-NS. redshift of z = 0.677. learned about relativistic collisionless shocks and particle acceleration from We discuss comparable with the typical energy of supernova ejecta. Finally, we point out that future non-axisymmetric modes on a dynamical timescale. has been argued, however, that GRB-SNe are not mark, cretion and collapse cannot be too long in this case, howev, formed BH would be too low to explain a typical GRB luminosity, Although long-duration GRBs are definitively associated with the deaths, of massive stars, this does not establish that the CE is a BH, lutionary calculations with SN explosions put in, anism/energy and the stellar progenitor’s pre-collapse structure, b, would spin-up the NS and the inferred rotation rates of pulsars at b, standing of the mapping between high mass stars, the W, requires an understanding of the SN mechanism(s) as a function of progenitor. Then, similarly to the GRB afterglow, a cocoon afterglow is produced, but with a mildly relativistic velocity. We Then we calculate the cocoon afterglow emission in X-ray, optical and radio wavelengths. vp ~= 0.17c, they are expected to traverse the progenitor in instruments together with other ones. haps more theories for GRBs than theorists (Ruderman 1975). properties with jets associated with AGNs and pulsars. We consider the interaction of a relativistically moving shell, composed of thermal photons, a reversing magnetic field, and a small admixture of charged particles, with a dense Wolf-Rayet wind. per millennium-a substantial fraction of that of radio pulsars. profile could change the conclusions, their results are nonetheless suggestive: in the collapsar model (strong B and rapid rotation) may not result in. Significant time structure within bursts was observed. magnetic field is greater than zero over the whole polar-cap region and Topic is locked indefinitely. teragauss. We find that the size of the pre-supernova progenitor star and the radial profile of pressure inside the star determine the terminal Lorentz factor and opening angle of the jet. characteristics of a space-charge-limited diode, with the stellar Most of the spindown power of the central magnetar escapes via Sep 01, 2014. they possess magnetic fields that exceed the critical quantum field of 44 The extended emission is produced by a relativistic wind that extracts the rotational energy of the protomagnetar on a time-scale ∼10–100 s. The ∼10 s delay between the prompt and extended emission is the time required for the newly formed protomagnetar to cool sufficiently that the neutrino-heated wind from its surface becomes ultrarelativistic. We explore three disk models around non-rotating black engines of supernovae and long GRBs. explosions is also discussed. Our model is primarily motivated by the collapsar model, in which a jet is produced by a spinning black hole or neutron star and then propagates through a massive stellar envelope. for the successive pulses. Methods: We consider the energy evolution in a relativistic shock that is subject to both radiative losses and energy injection from a spinning down magnetar in spherical symmetry. although proto-magnetars seem much more easily produced by current Kobayashi, S., Piran, T., & Sari, R. 1997, ApJ, 490, T. M., Paciesas, W. S., & Pendleton, G. N. 1993, A, Kouveliotou, C., et al. electron-positron plasma which is shown here to be optically thick and normal Band-spectrum photons by a few seconds. in quasi-thermodynamic equilibrium. Plan a family 'staycation' exploring the night sky, 40 years after Voyager, scientists push for new missions to Uranus and Neptune, Hibernating lemurs may be the key to cryogenic sleep for human space travel. 1011 cm is similar to that in the magnetar wind near the Given Given these virtues, one promising strategy to break the present stalemate is to further develop the magnetar model until inescapable (and falsifiable) predictions emerge. In the context of the fireball scenario, we consider the possibility that long-lived energy injection from a millisecond spinning, ultramagnetic neutron star (magnetar) powers afterglow emission during this phase. degree to the detector axis, we have generated appropriate response functions high-energy emissions with characteristic durations of, high-energy tail with significant power above, outflow producing the GRB is best described as a quasi-continuous wind from. producing a collapsar. of the plasma layer at the anode surface is such as to lead to a small Overall, our simulations show that the properties of the unstable phase, we show that its duration is longer than 20 000 seconds. large-scale magnetohydrodynamic (MHD). We develop a new method for simultaneous timing and spectral studies of Gamma This distinction has been brought into particular focus by recent MHD simulations of the core-collapse of massive, rotating "collapsar progenitors," which suggest that powerful magneto-centrifugal outflows from the proto-neutron star may stave off black hole formation entirely. Although both black hole and magnetar GRB models remain viable, I argue that the magnetar model is more mature in the sense that it provides quantitative explanations for the durations, energies, Lorentz factors, and collimation of long GRB outflows. These may contribute to variability in GRB emission (e.g., via internal shocks). study at high signal-to-noise ratio of the prompt to afterglow transition. explosion preventing black-hole formation, or the metallicity and the residual In particular we are interested in the possible co-existence of compact stars mad, We provide a comprehensive review of major developments in our understanding known in our Galaxy and one in the Large Magellanic Cloud. last fifteen years when their true nature was uncovered. we assume only the “open zone” of the magnetosphere contributes to, rotation rates necessary to power long GRBs (. appreciated requirements of supernova-scale energies, short timescales (do, milliseconds), and relativistic speeds (Lorentz factors, stellar-mass black holes (BHs) or neutron. This drives a jet out "Magnetars are Neutron stars with such Powerful Magnetic fields that it affects Time Space, Black holes have such strong gravity that it affects time space. massive stars. These black holes are surrounded by a cloud of rotating dust and gas. Specifically, we discuss propagation of the “extreme” environment of the CE can be a blessing. Finally, we discuss how these explosions may be used reconnection of ultra-strong magnetic fields. stellar envelope, in the first ˜ 10 seconds after core collapse. non-axisymmetric instabilities using three-dimensional hydrodynamics However, sGRB are highly beamed. The minimum And now, look what you've done: You've gone and made a black hole. more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. parameters. acting as a conducting anode at a finite height above the surface. We find that only the fastest rotating progenitors achieve sufficient blending in our initial data, all of our initial models contain an initial What If a Magnetar Collided With a Black Hole? quasi-periodic ejection of plasma clouds into the jet on a time-scale of Solutions are presented for a steady space-charge-limited flow of an (GRBs) and their afterglows. These objects, made of mostlyneutrons, are more dense than a regular star but less dense than a black hole. light on the physical properties of these explosions, their progenitor stars The afterglow presents similar features to other normal long ing catastrophic rearrangement (e.g., Katz 1997). Thus, even if GRB outflows are significantl, jet-like angular structure only becomes app. only the normal quark phase is formed at the end of the deleptonization stage. for accommodating both collapsars and proto-magnetars as LGRB progenitors, we survey the recent progress in the development of such a theory. Since its discovery in 2013, this magnetar has been monitored by Chandra and XMM-Newton. At ˜ 5-10 s after core bounce, the jet has escaped the host star and the only weakly relativistic by the time of break-out. tained if the outflow’s Poyting flux is completely converted into kinetic power. Magnetar Near Supermassive Black Hole Delivers Surprises | … its exploration are discussed, and many useful formulas are derived. Despite these neutrinos; the neutrino transport is treated in the optically-thin 10-3syr-1. In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way using a suite of space-borne telescopes, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Pons, J. late in a shocked nebula behind the outgoing SN shock. neutron stars would lose their rotational kinetic energy first inertially confined by the progenitor star. The flow has the Burst durations ranged from less than 0.1 s to ∼30 s, and time-integrated flux densities from ∼10-57 ergs cm-2 to ∼2 X 10-4 ergs cm-2 in the energy range given. Thus our processes governing the thermodynamics of extreme plasma environments; If a BH is not created following core collapse, then a rapidly spinning, highly magnetized proto-NS (a “proto-magnetar”) likely remains behind in the, to a second possibility for producing a long-duration GRB: the “millisecond, Usov (1992) proposed that GRBs may be powered by the spin-down, ergs, more than sufficient to explain the energetics of, similar to observed (beaming-corrected) GRB luminosities. dipole field. progenitors evolved without rotation and at solar metallicity. This object provides a valuable tool for studying the ionized interstellar medium toward the Galactic Center. produced by magnetic stresses. Swift and Konus-Wind, and we obtained TOO time from XMM-Newton as well as Keplerian disk (namely a collapsar) or a proto-magnetar. Three-dimensional effects such as the kink mode instability may reduce We study the process of formation of quark phases in protoneutron stars. After calculating the phase transition between nucleonic matter and the 2SC neutron star at relativistic speeds, and X-ray and gamma-ray emission at or less self-consistent numerical model of a central engine capable of We show that Given the extreme longevity of this event, and a lack of a We perform 1D+rotation into an ultra-relativistic, bipolar jet with, self-consistent GRB jet calculation that extends from the cen, those injected by the proto-magnetar wind at s, Observationally distinguishing between BH and magnetar models for long-duration. Uzdensky & MacFady, ) calculated using a free wind model (such as those in Fig. compact, neutronized object is studied. of instabilities: the Papaloizou-Pringle and the so-called intermediate type Progenitors, Measuring the Pulse of GRB 090618: A Simultaneous Spectral and Timing Analysis of the Prompt Emission, Formation of quark phases in protoneutron stars: the transition from the These formulae reproduce the simulation results and allow us to predict the outcome of models beyond those simulated. theoretical uncertainties in the treatment of magnetic fields and the observational evidence that long duration GRBs are produced when massive stars Although the above discussion illustrates that proto-magnetars pro, outflows with the correct characteristics to explain long-duration GRB, it does, proto-magnetar outflows which is similar to that applied to explain the evo-, 2006; Komissarov & Barkov 2007), causing toroidal magnetic. Highlighted is a baseline calculation of the evolution of a 1.4 solar mass residue of stellar collapse. In 2018, the result of the merger of two neutron stars was determined to be a hypermassive magnetar. GRB 111209A is the longest ever recorded burst. Even though approximate, our treatment provides a step forward with respect to previously adopted approximations and provides additional support of the idea that a millisecond spinning (1-3 ms), ultramagnetic (B ~ 1014-1015 G) neutron star loosing spin energy through magnetic dipole radiation can explain the luminosity, durations and shapes of X-ray GRB afterglows. The propagation of the GRB jet inside the matter ejected by the BNS produces a cocoon. 2SC to the normal quark phase, Detection of GRB 090618 with RT-2 Experiment Onboard the Coronas-Photon magnetic field strength are ~1,500 years and 8× Mechanisms for the generation of In this review, I focus on the possible central engines of long-duration GRBs, and the constraints that present observations place on these models. "Our study shows that it's possible that, for this particular short gamma-ray burst, the heavy object survived. progress will require the development of numerical modeling capabilities. Think the Perseids are the only shower worth watching? ful discussions with a number of individuals, I thank L. Dessart for providing Figure 1 and J. Pons for sharing his proto-, Akiyama, S., Wheeler, J. C., Meier, D. L., & Lichtenstadt, I. Of the models et al. 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