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. A. Evans and S. B. Cenko and Jamie A. Kennea and S. W. K. Emery and N. P. M. Kuin and Oleg Korobkin and Ryan T. Wollaeger and Chris L. Fryer and Kristin K. Madsen and Fiona A. Harrison and Y. Xu and Ehud Nakar and Kenta Hotokezaka and A. Y. Lien and Simone Campana and Samantha Oates and Eleonora Troja and A. A. Breeveld and F. E. Marshall and Scott Douglas Barthelmy and Andrew P. Beardmore and David N. Burrows and G Cusumano and A. D’A{\i} and Paolo D’Avanzo and V. D’Elia and Massimiliano De Pasquale and Wesley P. Even and Christopher John Fontes and Karl Forster and J. Garcia and Paolo Giommi and Brian W. Grefenstette and Caryl Gronwall and Dieter H. Hartmann and Marianne Heida and Aimee L. Hungerford and Mansi M. Kasliwal and H A Krimm and Andrew J. Levan and Daniele B. Malesani and A. Melandri and Hiromasa Miyasaka and J A Nousek and P. T. O’Brien and Julian P. Osborne and Claudio Pagani and Kim L. Page and David M. Palmer and Matteo Perri and Sean N. Pike and Judith L. Racusin and Stephan Rosswog and Michael H. Siegel and Takanori Sakamoto and B. Sbarufatti and Gianpiero Tagliaferri and Nial R. Tanvir and Aaron Tohuvavohu},
journal={Science},
year={2017},
volume={358},
pages={1565 - 1570}
}`
• Published 16 October 2017
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