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The Milky Way's bar structural properties from gravitational waves.

  title={The Milky Way's bar structural properties from gravitational waves.},
  author={Martijn J. C. Wilhelm and Valeriya Korol and Elena Maria Rossi and Elena D’Onghia},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • Martijn J. C. Wilhelm, Valeriya Korol, +1 author Elena D’Onghia
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will enable Galactic gravitational wave (GW) astronomy by individually resolving $ > 10^4$ signals from double white dwarf (DWD) binaries throughout the Milky Way. In this work we assess for the first time the potential of LISA data to map the Galactic stellar bar and spiral arms, since GWs are unaffected by stellar crowding and dust extinction unlike optical observations of the bulge region. To achieve this goal we combine a realistic population of… CONTINUE READING

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