CGCA Prof. David Kaplan has written an article for The Conversation with colleague Prof. Tara Murphy discussing the 6+ months of radio observations of the neutron star merger. The optical emission faded very quickly, over a few days. But the radio emission continued to get brighter for months, and since we could observe it during the day was often the only way of studying this fascinating subject. Read more about what we found in
Signals from a spectacular neutron star merger that made gravitational waves are slowly fading away.

Fading radio

Radio emission from GW170817 seen with the VLA (left) and the ATCA (right). Credit: David Kaplan/Mooley et al. (2008), Nature, 554, 207