Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova

@article{Evans2017SwiftAN,
  title={Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova},
  author={P. Evans and S. Cenko and J. A. Kennea and S. Emery and N. Kuin and O. Korobkin and R. T. Wollaeger and Chris L. Fryer and K. Madsen and F. Harrison and Y. Xu and E. Nakar and K. Hotokezaka and A. Lien and S. Campana and S. Oates and E. Troja and A. Breeveld and F. Marshall and S. Barthelmy and A. Beardmore and D. Burrows and G. Cusumano and A. D'A{\`i} and P. D'Avanzo and V. D'Elia and M. De Pasquale and W. Even and C. Fontes and K. Forster and J. Garc{\'i}a and P. Giommi and B. Grefenstette and C. Gronwall and D. H. Hartmann and M. Heida and A. Hungerford and M. Kasliwal and H. Krimm and A. Levan and D. Malesani and A. Melandri and H. Miyasaka and J. Nousek and P. O'Brien and J. Osborne and C. Pagani and K. Page and D. Palmer and M. Perri and S. Pike and J. Racusin and S. Rosswog and M. Siegel and T. Sakamoto and B. Sbarufatti and G. Tagliaferri and N. Tanvir and A. Tohuvavohu},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={358},
  pages={1565 - 1570}
}
  • P. Evans, S. Cenko, +56 authors A. Tohuvavohu
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • GROWTH observations of GW170817 The gravitational wave event GW170817 was caused by the merger of two neutron stars (see the Introduction by Smith). In three papers, teams associated with the GROWTH (Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen) project present their observations of the event at wavelengths from x-rays to radio waves. Evans et al. used space telescopes to detect GW170817 in the ultraviolet and place limits on its x-ray flux, showing that the merger generated a hot… CONTINUE READING
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