Going out with a bang!

Merging neutron star binaries generate gravitational waves and a brilliant burst of gamma rays. Hot, dense neutron-rich matter ejected in the merger decays radioactively, powering bright emission at optical and infrared wavelengths, a “kilonova”, As it faded, the kilonova associated with GW170817 was studied by ground-based telescopes including those at CTIO.



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Release date:16 de Octubre de 2017 a las 10:00
Related releases:noao1705
Duración:46 s
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