Title Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet MyScience Media type Web Country/Territory Denmark Date 16/10/2017 Description ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
On 17 August, a burst of gamma rays lit up in space for almost two seconds. It was promptly recorded by Integral and NASA’s Fermi satellite.
Such short gamma-ray bursts are not uncommon: Integral catches about 20 every year. But this one was special: just seconds before the two satellites saw the blast, an entirely different instrument was triggered on Earth.
URL https://www.myscience.org/news/2017/integral_sees_blast_travelling_with_gravitational_waves-2017-ESA Persons Søren Brandt, Jérôme Chenevez, V. Savchenko, E. Kuulkers
- Gravitaional waves, neutron stars, INTEGRAL