The most recent gravitational wave merger detected by LIGO/VIRGO consists of two objects with very unequal masses. But just what is the smaller object?
We can learn a lot about colliding neutron stars from their gravitational waves, but can we also find out how circular their orbits were before they collided? Find the answer, and what it means for future binary neutron star merger detections with today’s paper.
Two collaborations, one bright, millisecond duration Galactic radio burst. Has the mystery of the source of fast radio bursts been solved?
LIGO-Virgo open public alerts give you a chance to listen in to the latest discoveries as they happen – in real time! For instance, you can follow astronomers getting closer to figuring out where the dividing line lies between neutron stars and black holes.
Neutron star mergers are incredible events! Come hear Professor Daniel Kasen talk all about them on Monday, January 6th at 4:40 PM at #AAS235!
We’ve seen supernovae, but what’s a kilonova? Professor Brian Metzger will tell us all about these high energy events in his talk at #AAS235.