On the stellar origin of gamma ray bursts

Vahia, M. N. ; Rao, A. R. (1995) On the stellar origin of gamma ray bursts Astrophysics and Space Science, 231 (1-2). pp. 427-430. ISSN 0004-640X

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We show that our original suggestion that gamma-ray bursts (GRB) may be flares on Magnetically Active Stellar Systems (MASS) namely flare stars, RS CVn binaries and Cataclysmic variables agrees well with the new observations of CGRO. We make a multi component fit to the log(N) - log(S) distribution and the high degree of isotropy as observed by the previous generation of satellites as well as BATSE/CGRO using the second BATSE catalogue. We then discuss individual source association and optical transient observations and show that they favor the present suggestion. We discuss the physical mechanisms and gamma-ray production processes that can occur on such systems giving the GRB their characteristics. We predict increase of anisotropy in the BATSE/CGRO observations for bright GRB.

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Keywords:GRB; Flares on Stars
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