Relativistic Binary Neutron Star Inspirals

Equal-mass Magnetized Neutron Star Binaries

A simulation of colliding neutron stars helps to explain what could lie behind short gamma-ray bursts.

See here for a press release about these results.

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L. Rezzolla, B. Giacomazzo, L. Baiotti, J. Granot, C. Kouveliotou, M. A. Aloy
The Missing Link: Merging Neutron Stars naturally produce Jet-like Structures and can power short Gamma-Ray Bursts

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See also here for the NASA video 'When Neutron Stars Collide' on YouTube.

 
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