Composite of images of NGC 4993 and kilonova from many ESO instruments

This composite shows images of the galaxy NGC 4993 from several different ESO telescopes and instruments. They all reveal a faint source of light close to the centre. This is a kilonova, the explosion resulting from the merger of two neutron stars. This merger produced both gravitational waves, detected by LIGO–Virgo, and gamma rays, detected by Fermi and INTEGRAL in space.

Të drejtat:

VLT/VIMOS. VLT/MUSE, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope/GROND, VISTA/VIRCAM, VST/OmegaCAM

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Id:eso1733c
Tipi:Ngjitje
Data e Publikimit:Oct 16, 2017, 16:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1733
Përmasat:3078 x 2204 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:GW170817, NGC 4993
Tipi:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Kategori:Galaxies
Stars

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