Continued X-Ray Monitoring of GW170817 with Chandra

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

We propose a continuation of the X-ray follow up of GW170817 as soon as it becomes available from Sun constraint. The main goal of this proposal is to map the late-time behavior of the X-ray emission from GW170817, which will allow us to improve current constraints on the parameters of the merger (jet energetics, o�-axis angle, jet structure) and of the environment (density). This is part of our multi-wavelength effort with approved observations in the radio (VLA- ongoing) and HST.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/7/1712/6/19

Funding

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (DD7-18096A // NAS8-03060)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (DD7-18096A // NAS8-03060)

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