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GW170608: Observation of a 19 Solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence

Abbott, Benjamin P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T. D.; Acernese, Fausto; 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 June 8 at 02:01:16.49 UTC, a gravitational-wave (GW) signal from the merger of two stellar-mass blackholes was observed by the two Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detectors with anetwork signal-to-noise ratio of 13. This system is the lightest black hole binary so far observed, with componentmasses of 12+7-2M⊙7+2-2 (90% credible intervals). These lie in the range of measured black hole masses inlow-mass X-ray binaries, thus allowing us to compare black holes...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Benjamin P.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, R.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, T. D.
dc.contributor.authorAcernese, Fausto
dc.contributor.authorAckley, K
dc.contributor.authorAdams, C
dc.contributor.authorAdams, T
dc.contributor.authorAddesso, P
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Rana
dc.contributor.authorAdya, V
dc.contributor.authorAltin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorChow, Jong
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Perry
dc.contributor.authorKijbunchoo, Nutsinee
dc.contributor.authorMansell, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorManske, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, David
dc.contributor.authorMcRae, Terry
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Thanh
dc.contributor.authorRabeling, David
dc.contributor.authorScott, Susan M
dc.contributor.authorShaddock, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorWard, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWette, Karl
dc.contributor.authorYap, Min Jet
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T02:42:36Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T02:42:36Z
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205490
dc.description.abstractOn 2017 June 8 at 02:01:16.49 UTC, a gravitational-wave (GW) signal from the merger of two stellar-mass blackholes was observed by the two Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detectors with anetwork signal-to-noise ratio of 13. This system is the lightest black hole binary so far observed, with componentmasses of 12+7-2M⊙7+2-2 (90% credible intervals). These lie in the range of measured black hole masses inlow-mass X-ray binaries, thus allowing us to compare black holes detected through GWs with electromagneticobservations. The source's luminosity distance is 340+140-140corresponding to redshift -0.07+0.03003. We verify thatthe signal waveform is consistent with the predictions of general relativity.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and Advanced LIGO as well as the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society (MPS), and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction of Advanced LIGO and construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. Additional support for Advanced LIGO was provided by the Australian Research Council
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
dc.rights© 2017. The American Astronomical Society
dc.sourceAstrophysical Journal Letters
dc.titleGW170608: Observation of a 19 Solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume851
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor020105 - General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
local.identifier.absfor020106 - High Energy Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB518
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB34429
local.publisher.urlhttps://iopscience.iop.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Benjamin P, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, R., California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, T. D., Louisiana State University
local.contributor.affiliationAcernese, Fausto, Universita di Salerno
local.contributor.affiliationAckley, K, University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, C, LIGO-Livingston Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, T, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
local.contributor.affiliationAddesso, P, University of Sannio at Benevento
local.contributor.affiliationAdhikari, Rana, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAdya, V, Max-Planck-Institut für, Gravitationsphysik
local.contributor.affiliationAltin, Paul, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChow, Jong , College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationForsyth, Perry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKijbunchoo, Nutsinee, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMansell, Georgia, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationManske, Michael, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcManus, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcRae, Terry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Thanh, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRabeling, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Susan M, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationShaddock, Daniel, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWard, Robert, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWette, Karl, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationYap, Min Jet, College of Science, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage11
local.identifier.doi10.3847/2041-8213/aa9f0c
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2020-01-19T07:32:31Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000418360100001
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