Jul 8, 1998

A whole lot of shakin' going on

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 A whole lot of shakin' going on


Starquakes lead to discovery of first new Soft Gamma Repeater in 19 years


Related links
  • pdf.jpg
  • Magnetar discovery announcement including more details, interviews and more illustrations (May 20, 1998)
  • website
  • Soft Gamma Repeaters
  • Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE)
  • Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
  • The mysterious gamma ray bursts that still puzzle astronomers
  • BATSE.COM web site
  • Click on the image at right to download an 272KB Acrobat PDF page combining the two images of SGR 1627-41's location.
  • NASA's Office of Space Science press releases and other news related to NASA and astrophysics


External links
  • SGR and Magnetar web pages (University of Texas, Dr. Robert Duncan)
  • Limited information on G337.0-0.1 at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge, England
  • Interplanetary Network (University of California at Berkeley)