# 97.60.Jd

## Gamma-ray Bursts, Classified Physically

From Galactic binary sources, to extragalactic magnetized neutron stars, to long-duration GRBs without associated supernovae, the types of sources we now believe capable of producing bursts of gamma- rays continues to grow apace. With this emergent …

## The host to gamma-ray burst 970508: a distant dwarf galaxy?

If the optical transient to gamma-ray burst (GRB) 970508 is indeed associated with the 8 May burst and is connected with the z = 0.835 absorption system reported by Metzger et al. (1997) [Natur, 387, 879], then either the GRB originated from an …