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Hi,

I was reading up on GRB's for an article and have gotten thorouhly confused by the concept of a jet break in a light curve. :?

Anyone able to post anexplanation of what the curve looks like and how they are theoretically caused?

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: GRB Jet Breaks

<wwoooshhh>
Wha'...did something just fly waaay over my head??

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: GRB Jet Breaks

<wwoooshhh>
Wha'...did something just fly waaay over my head??

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Yep. I know this cause I saw it flying over my head earlier ;-)
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: GRB Jet Breaks

Still understanding this but it seems that Relativistic Beaming causes the break.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativistic_beaming
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: GRB Jet Breaks

Yeh, I know all about this but I'm too tired to explain. Go with Wikipedia
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: GRB Jet Breaks

Yeh, I know all about this but I'm too tired to explain. Go with Wikipedia


Thanks Dave :-)
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