# Constraining the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars from Multi-messenger Observations of GW170817

@article{Margalit2017ConstrainingTM,
title={Constraining the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars from Multi-messenger Observations of GW170817},
author={B. Margalit and Brian A. Metzger},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2017},
volume={850}
}
• Published 2017
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal
• We combine electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational wave (GW) information on the binary neutron star (NS) merger GW170817 in order to constrain the radii $R_{\rm ns}$ and maximum mass $M_{\rm max}$ of NSs. GW170817 was followed by a range of EM counterparts, including a weak gamma-ray burst (GRB), kilonova (KN) emission from the radioactive decay of the merger ejecta, and X-ray/radio emission consistent with being the synchrotron afterglow of a more powerful off-axis jet. The type of compact… CONTINUE READING
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