The long and the short of it: modelling double neutron star and collapsar Galactic dynamics

  title={The long and the short of it: modelling double neutron star and collapsar Galactic dynamics},
  author={Paul D. Kiel and Jarrod Hurley and Matthew Bailes},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Understanding the nature of galactic populations of double compact binaries (where both stars are a neutron star or black hole) has been a topic of interest for many years, particularly the coalescence rate of these binaries. The only observed systems thus far are double neutron star systems containing one or more radio pulsars. However, theorists have postulated that short-duration gamma-ray bursts may be evidence of coalescing double neutron star or neutron star-black hole binaries, while… 
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