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Leonard E Parker

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The Radio Emission from GW170817 is Fading!

Posted by DK on May 1, 2018

The radio waves that we've been studying from the neutron star merger have started to fade

CGCA Prof. David Kaplan has written an article for The Conversation with colleague Prof. Tara Murphy discussing the 6+ months of radio observations of the neutron star merger. The optical emission faded very quickly, over a few days. But the radio emission continued to get brighter for months, and since we could observe it during the day was often the only way of studying this fascinating subject. Read more about what we found in Signals from a spectacular neutron star merger that made gravitational waves are slowly fading away.


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