Binary neutron stars: inspiral and merger
When binary neutron stars inspiral and finally merge they emit gravitational waves.
High mass ratio binary neutron star merger
This animation shows the density, ejected material, and gravitational waves for a binary neutron star merger consisting of one 1.5 and one 1.0 solar mass neutron star.
Inspiral and merger of a neutron star binary
The different panels refer to: upper left: 2D density profile in the equatorial plane with increasing density from dark blue to dark red; upper right: density profile as shown left together with unbound/ejected material (brown to green); lower left panel: 3D density rendering (yellow) together with the unbound material (blue); lower right: gravitational wave signal (black) and the corresponding frequency (red).
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T. Dietrich (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics); BAM collaboration
The BAM collaboration is an international collaboration between the Florida Atlantic University, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Università di Parma, Universidade Federal do ABC.