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Light curves of the neutron star merger GW170817/SSS17a: Implications for r-process nucleosynthesis

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Science  22 Dec 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6370, pp. 1570-1574
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq0049

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vol. 358 no. 6370 1570-1574

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  • Received for publication September 20, 2017
  • Accepted for publication October 11, 2017
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  1. M. R. Drout1,*,
  2. A. L. Piro1,
  3. B. J. Shappee1,2,
  4. C. D. Kilpatrick3,
  5. J. D. Simon1,
  6. C. Contreras4,
  7. D. A. Coulter3,
  8. R. J. Foley3,
  9. M. R. Siebert3,
  10. N. Morrell4,
  11. K. Boutsia4,
  12. F. Di Mille4,
  13. T. W.-S. Holoien1,
  14. D. Kasen5,6,
  15. J. A. Kollmeier1,
  16. B. F. Madore1,
  17. A. J. Monson1,7,
  18. A. Murguia-Berthier3,
  19. Y.-C. Pan3,
  20. J. X. Prochaska3,
  21. E. Ramirez-Ruiz3,8,
  22. A. Rest9,10,
  23. C. Adams11,
  24. K. Alatalo1,9,
  25. E. Bañados1,
  26. J. Baughman12,13,
  27. T. C. Beers14,15,
  28. R. A. Bernstein1,
  29. T. Bitsakis16,
  30. A. Campillay17,
  31. T. T. Hansen1,
  32. C. R. Higgs18,19,
  33. A. P. Ji1,
  34. G. Maravelias20,
  35. J. L. Marshall21,
  36. C. Moni Bidin22,
  37. J. L. Prieto13,23,
  38. K. C. Rasmussen14,15,
  39. C. Rojas-Bravo3,
  40. A. L. Strom1,
  41. N. Ulloa17,
  42. J. Vargas-González4,
  43. Z. Wan24,
  44. D. D. Whitten14,15
  1. 1The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA.
  2. 2Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai’i, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.
  3. 3Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
  4. 4Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, Casilla 601, La Serena, Chile.
  5. 5Departments of Physics and Astronomy, 366 LeConte Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
  6. 6Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
  7. 7Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  8. 8Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
  9. 9Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  10. 10Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  11. 11Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
  12. 12Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  13. 13Núcleo de Astronomía de la Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Diego Portales, Avenida Ejército 441, Santiago, Chile.
  14. 14Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA.
  15. 15Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Center for the Evolution of the Elements, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  16. 16Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, C.P. 58190, Morelia, Mexico.
  17. 17Departamento de Física y Astronomía, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de La Serena, Cisternas 1200, La Serena, Chile.
  18. 18University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  19. 19National Research Council Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2E7, Canada.
  20. 20Instituto de Física y Astronomía, Universidad de Valparaíso, Avenida Gran Bretaña 1111, Casilla 5030, Valparaíso, Chile.
  21. 21George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
  22. 22Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Avenida Angamos 0610, Antofagasta, Chile.
  23. 23Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Santiago, Chile.
  24. 24Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: mdrout{at}carnegiescience.edu

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