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A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source.

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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 estimate6. Here we report observations and p...

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10.1038/nature24303

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Nature Journal website
Volume:
551
Issue:
7678
Pages:
75-79
Publication date:
2017-10-16
Acceptance date:
2017-09-25
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1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Pmid:
29094693
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738048
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English
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2018-02-13

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