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Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A

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

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On 2017 August 17, the gravitational-wave event GW170817 was observed by the Advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors, and the gamma-ray burst (GRB) GRB 170817A was observed independently by the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor, and the Anti-Coincidence Shield for the Spectrometer for the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory. The probability of the near-simultaneous temporal and spatial observation of GRB 170817A and GW170817 occurring by chance is $5.0\times {10}^{-8}$. We therefore confirm...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-10-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205411
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa920c
Access Rights: Open Access

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