Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z ∼ 5

Daniel A. Perley, J. S. Bloom, C. R. Klein, S. Covino, T. Minezaki, P. Woźniak, W. T. Vestrand, George G Williams, P. Milne, N. R. Butler, A. C. Updike, T. Krühler, P. Afonso, A. Antonelli, L. Cowie, P. Ferrero, J. Greiner, D. H. Hartmann, Y. Kakazu, A. Küpcü Yoldaş & 4 others A. N. Morgan, P. A. Price, J. X. Prochaska, Y. Yoshii

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We present observations and analysis of the broad-band afterglow of Swift GRB 071025. Using optical and infrared (RIYJHK) photometry, we derive a photometric redshift of 4.4 < z < 5.2; at this redshift our simultaneous multicolour observations begin at ∼30 s after the gamma-ray burst trigger in the host frame, during the initial rising phase of the afterglow. We associate the light-curve peak at ∼580 s in the observer frame with the formation of the forward shock, giving an estimate of the initial Lorentz factor Γ0 ∼ 200. The red spectral energy distribution (even in regions not affected by the Lyman α break) provides secure evidence of a large dust column. However, the inferred extinction curve shows a prominent flat component between 2000 and 3000 Å in the rest frame, inconsistent with any locally observed template but well fitted by models of dust formed by supernovae. Time-dependent fits to the extinction profile reveal no evidence of dust destruction and limit the decrease in the extinction column to ΔA3000 < 0.54 mag after t = 50 s in the rest frame. Together with studies of high-z quasars, our observations suggest a transition in dust properties in the early Universe, possibly associated with a transition between supernova-dominated and asymptotic giant branch-dominated modes of dust production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2473-2487
Number of pages15
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume406
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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  • Dust, extinction
  • Gamma-ray burst: general
  • Gamma-ray burst: individual: 071025

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Perley, D. A., Bloom, J. S., Klein, C. R., Covino, S., Minezaki, T., Woźniak, P., ... Yoshii, Y. (2010). Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z ∼ 5. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 406(4), 2473-2487. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16772.x

Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z ∼ 5. / Perley, Daniel A.; Bloom, J. S.; Klein, C. R.; Covino, S.; Minezaki, T.; Woźniak, P.; Vestrand, W. T.; Williams, George G; Milne, P.; Butler, N. R.; Updike, A. C.; Krühler, T.; Afonso, P.; Antonelli, A.; Cowie, L.; Ferrero, P.; Greiner, J.; Hartmann, D. H.; Kakazu, Y.; Küpcü Yoldaş, A.; Morgan, A. N.; Price, P. A.; Prochaska, J. X.; Yoshii, Y.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 406, No. 4, 08.2010, p. 2473-2487.

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Perley, DA, Bloom, JS, Klein, CR, Covino, S, Minezaki, T, Woźniak, P, Vestrand, WT, Williams, GG, Milne, P, Butler, NR, Updike, AC, Krühler, T, Afonso, P, Antonelli, A, Cowie, L, Ferrero, P, Greiner, J, Hartmann, DH, Kakazu, Y, Küpcü Yoldaş, A, Morgan, AN, Price, PA, Prochaska, JX & Yoshii, Y 2010, 'Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z ∼ 5', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 406, no. 4, pp. 2473-2487. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16772.x
Perley, Daniel A. ; Bloom, J. S. ; Klein, C. R. ; Covino, S. ; Minezaki, T. ; Woźniak, P. ; Vestrand, W. T. ; Williams, George G ; Milne, P. ; Butler, N. R. ; Updike, A. C. ; Krühler, T. ; Afonso, P. ; Antonelli, A. ; Cowie, L. ; Ferrero, P. ; Greiner, J. ; Hartmann, D. H. ; Kakazu, Y. ; Küpcü Yoldaş, A. ; Morgan, A. N. ; Price, P. A. ; Prochaska, J. X. ; Yoshii, Y. / Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z ∼ 5. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2010 ; Vol. 406, No. 4. pp. 2473-2487.
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