The first images associated with a source of gravitational waves

The IAC has participated in the detection of the visible, infrared and X-rays counterparts of the source of gravitational waves GW170817. This source, which corresponds to a collision of two neutron stars, is the first for which an electromagnetic counterpart has been detected. The results have been published today in the journals Nature and Astrophysical Journal and involve more than a thousand scientists, including the IAC Severo Ochoa postdoctoral researcher Josefa Becerra, the Scientific Director of the Severo Ochoa Program at IAC, Rafael Rebolo, and the IAC researcher Miquel Serra-Ricart. >> Read more

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