A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and other collaborations; Abbott, B P; Romer, A K; others,;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/nature24471
  • Subject: QB
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

On 17 August 2017, the Advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors observed the gravitational-wave event GW170817—a strong signal from the merger of a binary neutron-star system. Less than two seconds after the merger, a γ-ray burst (GRB 170817A) was detected within a region of t... View more