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A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source. / Smartt, S. J.; Chen, T. -W.; Jerkstrand, A.; Coughlin, M.; Kankare, E.; Sim, S. A.; Fraser, M.; Inserra, C.; Maguire, K.; Chambers, K. C.; Huber, M. E.; Kruhler, T.; Leloudas, G.; Magee, M.; Shingles, L. J.; Smith, K. W.; Young, D. R.; Tonry, J.; Kotak, R.; Gal-Yam, A.; Lyman, J. D.; Homan, D. S.; Agliozzo, C.; Anderson, J. P.; Ashall, C. R. Angus C.; Barbarino, C.; Bauer, F. E.; Berton, M.; Botticella, M. T.; Bulla, M.; Bulger, J.; Cannizzaro, G.; Cano, Z.; Cartier, R.; Cikota, A.; Clark, P.; Cia, A. De; Valle, M. Della; Denneau, L.; Dennefeld, M.; Dessart, L.; Dimitriadis, G.; Elias-Rosa, N.; Firth, R. E.; Flewelling, H.; Flors, A.; Franckowiak, A.; Frohmaier, C.; Galbany, L.; Gonzalez-Gaitan, S.; Greiner, J.; Gromadzki, M.; Guelbenzu, A. Nicuesa; Gutierrez, C. P.; Hamanowicz, A.; Hanlon, L.; Harmanen, J.; Heintz, K. E.; Heinze, A.; Hernandez, M. -S.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Hook, I. M.; Izzo, L.; James, P. A.; Jonker, P. G.; Kerzendorf, W. E.; Klose, S.; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z.; Kowalski, M.; Kromer, M.; Kuncarayakti, H.; Lawrence, A.; Magnier, E. A.; Manulis, I.; Martin-Carrillo, A.; Mattila, S.; McBrien, O.; Muller, A.; Nordin, J.; O'Neill, D.; Onori, F.; Palmerio, J. T.; Pastorello, A.; Patat, F.; Pignata, G.; Podsiadlowski, Ph.; Pumo, M. L.; Prentice, S. J.; Rau, A.; Razza, A.; Rest, A.; Reynolds, T.; Roy, R.; Ruiter, A. J.; Rybicki, K. A.; Salmon, L.; Schady, P.; Schultz, A. S. B.; Schweyer, T.; Seitenzahl, I. R.; Sollerman, J.; Stalder, B.; Stubbs, C. W.; Sullivan, M.; Szegedi, H.; Taddia, F.; Taubenberger, S.; Terreran, G.; Soelen, B. van; Vos, J.; Wainscoat, R. J.; Waters, C.; Weiland, H.; Willman, M.; Wiseman, P.; Wright, D. E.; Wyrzykowski, L.; Yaron, O.

In: Nature, Vol. 551, 0, 02.11.2017, p. 75-79.

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Smartt, SJ, Chen, T-W, Jerkstrand, A, Coughlin, M, Kankare, E, Sim, SA, Fraser, M, Inserra, C, Maguire, K, Chambers, KC, Huber, ME, Kruhler, T, Leloudas, G, Magee, M, Shingles, LJ, Smith, KW, Young, DR, Tonry, J, Kotak, R, Gal-Yam, A, Lyman, JD, Homan, DS, Agliozzo, C, Anderson, JP, Ashall, CRAC, Barbarino, C, Bauer, FE, Berton, M, Botticella, MT, Bulla, M, Bulger, J, Cannizzaro, G, Cano, Z, Cartier, R, Cikota, A, Clark, P, Cia, AD, Valle, MD, Denneau, L, Dennefeld, M, Dessart, L, Dimitriadis, G, Elias-Rosa, N, Firth, RE, Flewelling, H, Flors, A, Franckowiak, A, Frohmaier, C, Galbany, L, Gonzalez-Gaitan, S, Greiner, J, Gromadzki, M, Guelbenzu, AN, Gutierrez, CP, Hamanowicz, A, Hanlon, L, Harmanen, J, Heintz, KE, Heinze, A, Hernandez, M-S, Hodgkin, ST, Hook, IM, Izzo, L, James, PA, Jonker, PG, Kerzendorf, WE, Klose, S, Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z, Kowalski, M, Kromer, M, Kuncarayakti, H, Lawrence, A, Magnier, EA, Manulis, I, Martin-Carrillo, A, Mattila, S, McBrien, O, Muller, A, Nordin, J, O'Neill, D, Onori, F, Palmerio, JT, Pastorello, A, Patat, F, Pignata, G, Podsiadlowski, P, Pumo, ML, Prentice, SJ, Rau, A, Razza, A, Rest, A, Reynolds, T, Roy, R, Ruiter, AJ, Rybicki, KA, Salmon, L, Schady, P, Schultz, ASB, Schweyer, T, Seitenzahl, IR, Sollerman, J, Stalder, B, Stubbs, CW, Sullivan, M, Szegedi, H, Taddia, F, Taubenberger, S, Terreran, G, Soelen, BV, Vos, J, Wainscoat, RJ, Waters, C, Weiland, H, Willman, M, Wiseman, P, Wright, DE, Wyrzykowski, L & Yaron, O 2017, 'A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source', Nature, vol. 551, 0, pp. 75-79. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24303

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Smartt, S. J., Chen, T. -W., Jerkstrand, A., Coughlin, M., Kankare, E., Sim, S. A., Fraser, M., Inserra, C., Maguire, K., Chambers, K. C., Huber, M. E., Kruhler, T., Leloudas, G., Magee, M., Shingles, L. J., Smith, K. W., Young, D. R., Tonry, J., Kotak, R., ... Yaron, O. (2017). A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source. Nature, 551, 75-79. [0]. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24303

Vancouver

Smartt SJ, Chen T-W, Jerkstrand A, Coughlin M, Kankare E, Sim SA et al. A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source. Nature. 2017 Nov 2;551:75-79. 0. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24303

Author

Smartt, S. J. ; Chen, T. -W. ; Jerkstrand, A. ; Coughlin, M. ; Kankare, E. ; Sim, S. A. ; Fraser, M. ; Inserra, C. ; Maguire, K. ; Chambers, K. C. ; Huber, M. E. ; Kruhler, T. ; Leloudas, G. ; Magee, M. ; Shingles, L. J. ; Smith, K. W. ; Young, D. R. ; Tonry, J. ; Kotak, R. ; Gal-Yam, A. ; Lyman, J. D. ; Homan, D. S. ; Agliozzo, C. ; Anderson, J. P. ; Ashall, C. R. Angus C. ; Barbarino, C. ; Bauer, F. E. ; Berton, M. ; Botticella, M. T. ; Bulla, M. ; Bulger, J. ; Cannizzaro, G. ; Cano, Z. ; Cartier, R. ; Cikota, A. ; Clark, P. ; Cia, A. De ; Valle, M. Della ; Denneau, L. ; Dennefeld, M. ; Dessart, L. ; Dimitriadis, G. ; Elias-Rosa, N. ; Firth, R. E. ; Flewelling, H. ; Flors, A. ; Franckowiak, A. ; Frohmaier, C. ; Galbany, L. ; Gonzalez-Gaitan, S. ; Greiner, J. ; Gromadzki, M. ; Guelbenzu, A. Nicuesa ; Gutierrez, C. P. ; Hamanowicz, A. ; Hanlon, L. ; Harmanen, J. ; Heintz, K. E. ; Heinze, A. ; Hernandez, M. -S. ; Hodgkin, S. T. ; Hook, I. M. ; Izzo, L. ; James, P. A. ; Jonker, P. G. ; Kerzendorf, W. E. ; Klose, S. ; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z. ; Kowalski, M. ; Kromer, M. ; Kuncarayakti, H. ; Lawrence, A. ; Magnier, E. A. ; Manulis, I. ; Martin-Carrillo, A. ; Mattila, S. ; McBrien, O. ; Muller, A. ; Nordin, J. ; O'Neill, D. ; Onori, F. ; Palmerio, J. T. ; Pastorello, A. ; Patat, F. ; Pignata, G. ; Podsiadlowski, Ph. ; Pumo, M. L. ; Prentice, S. J. ; Rau, A. ; Razza, A. ; Rest, A. ; Reynolds, T. ; Roy, R. ; Ruiter, A. J. ; Rybicki, K. A. ; Salmon, L. ; Schady, P. ; Schultz, A. S. B. ; Schweyer, T. ; Seitenzahl, I. R. ; Sollerman, J. ; Stalder, B. ; Stubbs, C. W. ; Sullivan, M. ; Szegedi, H. ; Taddia, F. ; Taubenberger, S. ; Terreran, G. ; Soelen, B. van ; Vos, J. ; Wainscoat, R. J. ; Waters, C. ; Weiland, H. ; Willman, M. ; Wiseman, P. ; Wright, D. E. ; Wyrzykowski, L. ; Yaron, O. / A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source. In: Nature. 2017 ; Vol. 551. pp. 75-79.

Bibtex

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N2 - Gravitational waves were discovered with the detection of binary black hole mergers and they should also be detectable from lower mass neutron star mergers. These are predicted to eject material rich in heavy radioactive isotopes that can power an electromagnetic signal called a kilonova. The gravitational wave source GW170817 arose from a binary neutron star merger in the nearby Universe with a relatively well confined sky position and distance estimate. Here we report observations and physical modelling of a rapidly fading electromagnetic transient in the galaxy NGC4993, which is spatially coincident with GW170817 and a weak short gamma-ray burst. The transient has physical parameters broadly matching the theoretical predictions of blue kilonovae from neutron star mergers. The emitted electromagnetic radiation can be explained with an ejected mass of 0.04 +/- 0.01 Msol, with an opacity of kappa

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