An Ordinary Short Gamma-Ray Burst with Extraordinary Implications: Fermi-GBM Detection of GRB 170817A

  title={An Ordinary Short Gamma-Ray Burst with Extraordinary Implications: Fermi-GBM Detection of GRB 170817A},
  author={A. Goldstein and P. Veres and E. Burns and M. Briggs and R. Hamburg and D. Kocevski and C. Wilson-Hodge and R. Preece and S. Poolakkil and O. Roberts and C. M. Hui and V. Connaughton and J. Racusin and A. Kienlin and T. D. Canton and N. Christensen and T. Littenberg and K. Siellez and L. Blackburn and J. Broida and E. Bissaldi and W. Cleveland and M. Gibby and M. M. Giles and R. Kippen and S. McBreen and J. Mcenery and C. Meegan and W. Paciesas and M. Stanbro},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • A. Goldstein, P. Veres, +27 authors M. Stanbro
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • On August 17, 2017 at 12:41:06 UTC the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) detected and triggered on the short gamma-ray burst GRB 170817A. Approximately 1.7 s prior to this GRB, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) triggered on a binary compact merger candidate associated with the GRB. This is the first unambiguous coincident observation of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from a single astrophysical source and marks the start of gravitational-wave… CONTINUE READING
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