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A Deep Chandra X-Ray Study of Neutron Star Coalescence GW170817

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posted on 10.05.2018, 09:52 by D. Haggard, M. Nynka, J. J. Ruan, V. Kalogera, S. B. Cenko, Phil Evans, J. A. Kennea
We report Chandra observations of GW170817, the first neutron star–neutron star merger discovered by the joint LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, and the first direct detection of gravitational radiation associated with an electromagnetic counterpart, Fermi short γ-ray burst GRB 170817A. The event occurred on 2017 August 17 and subsequent observations identified an optical counterpart, SSS17a, coincident with NGC 4993 (~10'' separation).

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Citation

Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2017, 848:L25

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Physics and Astronomy

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Astrophysical Journal Letters

Publisher

American Astronomical Society

issn

2041-8205

eissn

2041-8213

Acceptance date

25/09/2016

Copyright date

2017

Available date

10/05/2018

Publisher version

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa8ede/meta

Language

en