Recent Gamma-ray Burst: Another Neutron Star Collision?

10th November 2018

More space news and info at: – the object of the new study, called GRB 150101B, was first reported as a gamma-ray burst detected by Fermi in January 2015.

This detection and follow-up observations show that this new object shares remarkable similarities to the neutron star merger and gravitational wave source discovered by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, and its European counterpart Virgo in 2017 known as GW170817.

The latest study concludes that these two separate objects may, in fact, be related. The researchers think both GRB 150101B and GW170817 were most likely produced by the same type of event: the merger of two neutron stars.

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