Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters

The following is a collection of recent information on Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters (SGRs) as distributed mainly over the GCN.

SGR 1900+14

GRB 970912/SGR 1814-13 the fourth Soft Gamma Repeater?

SGR 1627-41 the fifth Soft Gamma Repeater?


The discovery of the superstrong magnetic field in SGR 1806-20 is described in more popular style in this NASA Space Science News page. Details on the Magnetar model can be found on R. Duncan's home page.
Some recent literature:

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Jochen Greiner, last update: 3-Jan-2000 [Disclaimer]