An Embedded X-Ray Source Shines through the Aspherical AT 2018cow: Revealing the Inner Workings of the Most Luminous Fast-evolving Optical Transients

R. Margutti, B.~D. Metzger, R. Chornock, I. Vurm, N. Roth, B.~W. Grefenstette, V. Savchenko, R. Cartier, J.~F. Steiner, G. Terreran, B. Margalit, G. Migliori, D. Milisavljevic, K.~D. Alexand er, M. Bietenholz, P.~K. Blanchard, E. Bozzo, D. Brethauer, I.~V. Chilingarian, D.~L. CoppejansL. Ducci, C. Ferrigno, W. Fong, D. Götz, C. Guidorzi, A. Hajela, K. Hurley, E. Kuulkers, P. Laurent, S. Mereghetti, M. Nicholl, D. Patnaude, P. Ubertini, J. Banovetz, N. Bartel, E. Berger, E.~R. Coughlin, T. Eftekhari, D.~D. Frederiks, A.~V. Kozlova, T. Laskar, D.~S. Svinkin, M.~R. Drout, A. MacFadyen, K. Paterson

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66 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18
Number of pages1
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • accretion
  • accretion disks
  • stars: black holes
  • supernovae: individual: AT 2018cow
  • X-rays: general
  • Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

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