INTEGRAL Sees Blast Travelling with Gravitational Waves

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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.

 

See: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Integral_sees_blast_travelling_with_gravitational_waves

Subject

Detection of gamma rays from a neutron star merger.

Period16 Oct 2017

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Media coverage

  • TitleINTEGRAL Sees Blast Travelling with Gravitational Waves
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEuropean Space Agency
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date16/10/2017
    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.
    Producer/AuthorESA
    URLwww.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Integral_sees_blast_travelling_with_gravitational_waves
    PersonsSøren Brandt, Jérôme Chenevez

Keywords

  • Gravitational waves