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Swift progress

The agile, choreographed response of the Swift satellite to γ-ray bursts tests models to an unprecedented degree. Results from two recent long bursts suggest that the models are good, but require some tweaking.

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Figure 1: Staged burst.

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Hartmann, D. Swift progress. Nature 436, 923–924 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436923a

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