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I 2 second delay at the merger of two neutron stars in August 2017

  1. Jun 18, 2018 #1
    Some new papers appeared about processes in the collision of the two neutron stars, measured in August 2017.

    Is now more clear, why 2 second delay between gamma rays and gravitational waves happens?
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    Possible explanation - gamma rays are slowed down by passing through the debris of the merger.
  6. Jun 18, 2018 #5
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