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Empirical Estimates of NS-NS Mergers in the Galaxy

Evans, M. and Anderson, S. and Blackburn, K. and Lazzarini, K. and Prince, Thomas A. (1999) Empirical Estimates of NS-NS Mergers in the Galaxy. In: Proceedings of the XXXIVth Recontres de Moriond on Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity. Ed. Frontières , Gif-sur-Yvette. France.

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Binary neutron star (NS-NS) eystems with abort orbitel periods evolve by emission of gravitationel waves and eventually coelesce. We e!timate the rate of snch mergers in our Galaxy from the observations of known NS-NS binaries that have merger time shorter than the Hubble time. We also explore the semdtivity of the e!timatee to assumptions about the initial position and velocity distributions.

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Prince, Thomas A.0000-0002-8850-3627
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