The bright optical afterglow of the nearby gamma-ray burst of 29 March 2003.

Nature 423(6942):844 (2003) PMID 12815424

Past studies of cosmological gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been hampered by their extreme distances, resulting in faint afterglows. A nearby GRB could potentially shed much light on the origin of these events, but GRBs with a redshift z DOI: