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A tale of a kilonova

Short gamma-ray bursts, extremely energetic explosions in the Universe, might be caused by the merger of two compact objects. In the two papers we discuss today, the authors test this scenario by looking for light emitted still a few days after the explosion.

Does this disk make my collapse look brighter?

What happens when a neutron star collapses into a black hole? What kind of signal could we expect to see? These theorists have some ideas…

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