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Global Network of Telescopes Followed the "Cow"

Post by bystander » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:35 pm

Why a Global Network of Telescopes Followed the "Cow"
California Institute of Technology | GROWTH | 2019 Jan 10

What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"
California Institute of Technology | 2019 Jan 10

Telescopes around the globe and in space raced to witness a dramatic stellar explosion

On June 16, 2018, a brilliant stellar explosion unlike any seen before went off in the skies, quickly capturing the attention of astronomers around the globe. First spotted by the ATLAS survey in Hawaii, the event was dubbed AT2018cow through a randomized naming system, and soon earned the nickname "Cow." Just three days after exploding, Cow had become 10 times brighter than a typical supernova—a powerful explosion that heralds the death of a massive star. ...

In the hours, days, and weeks after the event, telescopes on the ground and in space set their sights on Cow, witnessing a dramatic increase in brightness across the electromagnetic spectrum, from high-energy X-rays to low-energy radio waves. ...

Holy Cow! Mysterious Blast Studied with NASA Telescopes
NASA | JPL-Caltech | 2019 Jan 10

Researchers Observed Mysterious Behavior of 'The Cow'
Texas Tech University | 2019 Jan 10

Astronomers Study Mysterious New Type of Cosmic Blast
National Radio Astronomy Observatory | 2019 Jan 10

Unusual Supernova Opens a Rare Window on the Collapse of a Star
National Optical Astronomy Observatory | 2019 Jan 10

Birth of a Black Hole or Neutron Star Captured for the First Time
W.M. Keck Observatory | 2019 Jan 10

Team of Telescopes Finds X-ray Engine Inside Mysterious Supernova
ESA | Space Science | Science & Technology | INTEGRAL | XMM-Newton | 2019 Jan 10

The Cow: Discovery of a Luminous, Hot, and Rapidly Evolving Transient ~ S.J. Prentice et al X-ray Swift observations of SN 2018cow ~ L.E. Rivera Sandoval et al The Fast, Luminous Ultraviolet Transient AT2018cow: Extreme Supernova,
or Disruption of a Star by an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole?
~ Daniel A. Perley et al An Embedded X-ray Source Shines through the Aspherical AT2018cow: Revealing the
Inner Workings of the Most Luminous Fast-evolving Optical Transients
~ Raffaella Margutti et al AT2018cow: A Luminous Millimeter Transient ~ Anna Y.Q. Ho et al viewtopic.php?p=286149#p286149
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The 'Cow' Explosion: Black Hole Eats White Dwarf

Post by neufer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:29 pm

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