Galactic distribution of merging neutron stars and black holes – prospects for short gamma-ray burst progenitors and LIGO/VIRGO

  title={Galactic distribution of merging neutron stars and black holes – prospects for short gamma-ray burst progenitors and LIGO/VIRGO},
  author={Rasmus Voss and Thomas M. Tauris},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • R. Voss, T. Tauris
  • Published 11 March 2003
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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