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A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant

Abott, Benjamin P; Abbott, Richard; Abbott, Thomas D; Acernese, Fausto; Ackley, K; Adams, C; Adams, T; Addesso, P; Adhikari, Rana X; Adya, V; Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Forsyth, Perry; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Wette, Karl; Yap, Min Jet; Kijbunchoo, Nutsinee; Manske, Michael

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On 17 August 2017, the Advanced LIGO1 and Virgo2 detectors observed the gravitational-wave event GW170817-a strong signal from the merger of a binary neutron-star system3. Less than two seconds after the merger, a γ-ray burst (GRB 170817A) was detected within a region of the sky consistent with the LIGO-Virgo-derived location of the gravitational-wave source4-6. This sky region was subsequently observed by optical astronomy facilities7, resulting in the identification8-13 of an optical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205170
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature24471

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