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The galactic double-neutron-star merger rate: Most current estimates

@inproceedings{Kim2004TheGD,
  title={The galactic double-neutron-star merger rate: Most current estimates},
  author={Chunglee Kim and Vassiliki Kalogera and Duncan R. Lorimer and M. O. Ihm and Krzysztof Belczynski Northwestern University and University of Manchester and Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellow},
  year={2004}
}
We summarize our results on the Galactic merger rate of double neutron stars (DNS) in view of the recent discovery of PSR J0737−3039. We also present previously unpublished results for the global probability distribution of merger rate values that incorporate the presently known systematics from the radio pulsar luminosity function. The most likely value obtained from the global distribution is only ' 15Myr, but a re-analysis of the current pulsar sample and radio luminosities is needed for a… 

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