8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 18 Gamma-ray Bursts
Poster, Thursday, September 9, 2004, 9:00am-10:00pm

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[18.03] The Redshifts of GRBs and QSOs

G. Burbidge (University of California, San Diego)

( There is no funding agency involved )

In a paper published in 2003 (Ap.J., 585, 112) I showed that the same periodicity found in the redshift distribution of QSOs over many years has now appeared in gamma-ray bursts sources and afterglows where they have been measured, and in the QSOs which are sometimes found very close to the gamma-ray burst positions. This suggests that both GRBs and QSOs have common origins -- they are ejected from active galaxies (AGN) with comparatively small cosmological redshifts. Here I show that the bursts detected more recently, in the last two years, strongly support this hypothesis.

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