Observed properties of gamma-ray bursts
Space Sciences Laboratory, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, U.S.A.
Accepted: 28 April 1999
The observed temporal and spectral characteristics and the spatial distribution of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are summarized, primarily from data obtained with the BATSE experiment on the Compton Observatory. The availability of these data and the prospects for continued observations are also described.
Key words: gamma–rays: bursts
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1999