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The Astrophysical Journal




The American Astronomical Society


We report on multiwavelength observations, ranging from X-ray to radio wave bands, of the IPN-localized gamma-ray burst GRB 070125. Spectroscopic observations reveal the presence of absorption lines due to O i,Si ii,and C iv, implying a likely redshift of z ¼1:547. The well-sampled light curves, in particular from 0.5 to 4 days after the burst, suggest a jet break at 3.7 days, corresponding to a jet opening angle of $7.0, and implying an intrinsic GRB energy in the 1Y10,000 keV band of around E ¼(6:3Y6:9) ; 1051 ergs (based on the fluences measured by the gamma-ray de-tectorsof the IPN).GRB070125 is among the brightest afterglows observed to date.The SEDimplies ahostextinction of AV < 0:9 mag. Two rebrightening episodes are observed, one with excellent time coverage, showing an increase in fluxof 56% in $8000 s.The evolution of the afterglow light curve is achromatic at all times.Late-time observationsof the afterglow do not show evidence for emission from an underlying host galaxy or supernova. Any host galaxy would be subluminous, consistent with current GRB host galaxy samples. Evidence for strong Mg ii absorption features is not found, which is perhaps surprising in view of the relatively high redshift of this burst and the high likelihood for such features along GRB-selected lines of sight.


Additional authors: Jason X. Prochaska, Jules P. Halpern, Nestor Mirabal, John R. Thorstensen, Alexander J. van der Horst, Rhaana L. Cl. Starling, Judith L. Racusin, David, N. Burrows, N. P. M. Kuin, Peter W. A. Roming, Eric Bellm, Kevin Hurley, Weidong Li, Alexi V. Filippenko, Cullen Blake, Dan Starr, Emilio E. Falco, Warren R. Brown, Xinyu Dai, Jinsong Deng, Liping Xin, Yulei Qiu, Jianya Wei,Yuji Urata, Domenico Nanni, Elisbetta Maiorano, Eliana Palazzi, Giuseppe Greco, Federica Terra, Kuntal, Misra, B. C. Bhatt, G. C. Anupama, X. Fan, Hala A. Eid, Ginger Bryngelson, Jason Puls, R. C. Goldthwaite, and Dieter H. Hartmann