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title = "Observation of Gravitational Waves from Two Neutron Star-Black Hole Coalescences",

abstract = "We report the observation of gravitational waves from two compact binary coalescences in LIGO's and Virgo's third observing run with properties consistent with neutron star-black hole (NSBH) binaries. The two events are named GW200105_162426 and GW200115_042309, abbreviated as GW200105 and GW200115; the first was observed by LIGO Livingston and Virgo and the second by all three LIGO-Virgo detectors. The source of GW200105 has component masses, whereas the source of GW200115 has component masses and (all measurements quoted at the 90% credible level). The probability that the secondary's mass is below the maximal mass of a neutron star is 89%-96% and 87%-98%, respectively, for GW200105 and GW200115, with the ranges arising from different astrophysical assumptions. The source luminosity distances are and, respectively. The magnitude of the primary spin of GW200105 is less than 0.23 at the 90% credible level, and its orientation is unconstrained. For GW200115, the primary spin has a negative spin projection onto the orbital angular momentum at 88% probability. We are unable to constrain the spin or tidal deformation of the secondary component for either event. We infer an NSBH merger rate density of when assuming that GW200105 and GW200115 are representative of the NSBH population or under the assumption of a broader distribution of component masses.",

author = "{LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration} and R. Abbott and Abbott, {T. D.} and S. Abraham and F. Acernese and K. Ackley and A. Adams and C. Adams and Adhikari, {R. X.} and Adya, {V. B.} and C. Affeldt and D. Agarwal and M. Agathos and K. Agatsuma and N. Aggarwal and Aguiar, {O. D.} and L. Aiello and A. Ain and P. Ajith and T. Akutsu and Aleman, {K. M.} and G. Allen and A. Allocca and Altin, {P. A.} and A. Amato and S. Anand and A. Ananyeva and Anderson, {S. B.} and Anderson, {W. G.} and M. Ando and Angelova, {S. V.} and S. Ansoldi and Antelis, {J. M.} and S. Antier and S. Appert and Koya Arai and Koji Arai and Y. Arai and S. Araki and A. Araya and Araya, {M. C.} and Areeda, {J. S.} and M. Ar{\`e}ne and N. Aritomi and N. Arnaud and Aronson, {S. M.} and Arun, {K. G.} and H. Asada and Y. Asali and G. Ashton and Y. Aso and Aston, {S. M.} and P. Astone and F. Aubin and P. Aufmuth and K. Aultoneal and C. Austin and S. Babak and F. Badaracco and Bader, {M. K.M.} and S. Bae and Y. Bae and Baer, {A. M.} and S. Bagnasco and Y. Bai and L. Baiotti and J. Baird and R. Bajpai and M. Ball and G. Ballardin and Ballmer, {S. W.} and M. Bals and A. Balsamo and G. Baltus and S. Banagiri and D. Bankar and Bankar, {R. S.} and Barayoga, {J. C.} and C. Barbieri and Barish, {B. C.} and D. Barker and P. Barneo and F. Barone and B. Barr and L. Barsotti and M. Barsuglia and D. Barta and J. Bartlett and Barton, {M. A.} and I. Bartos and R. Bassiri and A. Basti and M. Bawaj and Bayley, {J. C.} and Baylor, {A. C.} and M. Bazzan and B. B{\'e}csy and Bedakihale, {V. M.} and M. Bejger and I. Belahcene and V. Benedetto and D. Beniwal and Benjamin, {M. G.} and R. Benkel and Bennett, {T. F.} and Bentley, {J. D.} and M. Benyaala and F. Bergamin and Berger, {B. K.} and S. Bernuzzi and Berry, {C. P.L.} and D. Bersanetti and A. Bertolini and J. Betzwieser and R. Bhandare and Bhandari, {A. V.} and D. Bhattacharjee and S. Bhaumik and J. Bidler and Bilenko, {I. A.} and G. Billingsley and R. Birney and O. Birnholtz and S. Biscans and M. Bischi and S. Biscoveanu and A. Bisht and B. Biswas and M. Bitossi and Bizouard, {M. A.} and Blackburn, {J. K.} and J. Blackman and Blair, {C. D.} and Blair, {D. G.} and Blair, {R. M.} and F. Bobba and N. Bode and M. Boer and G. Bogaert and M. Boldrini and F. Bondu and E. Bonilla and R. Bonnand and P. Booker and Boom, {B. A.} and R. Bork and V. Boschi and N. Bose and S. Bose and V. Bossilkov and V. Boudart and Y. Bouffanais and A. Bozzi and C. Bradaschia and Brady, {P. R.} and A. Bramley and A. Branch and M. Branchesi and Brau, {J. E.} and M. Breschi and T. Briant and Briggs, {J. H.} and A. Brillet and M. Brinkmann and P. Brockill and Brooks, {A. F.} and J. Brooks and Brown, {D. D.} and S. Brunett and G. Bruno and R. Bruntz and J. Bryant and A. Buikema and T. Bulik and Bulten, {H. J.} and A. Buonanno and R. Buscicchio and D. Buskulic and Byer, {R. L.} and L. Cadonati and M. Caesar and G. Cagnoli and C. Cahillane and Cain, {H. W.} and {Calder{\'o}n Bustillo}, J. and Callaghan, {J. D.} and Callister, {T. A.} and E. Calloni and Camp, {J. B.} and M. Canepa and M. Cannavacciuolo and Cannon, {K. C.} and H. Cao and J. Cao and Z. Cao and E. Capocasa and E. Capote and G. Carapella and F. Carbognani and Carlin, {J. B.} and Carney, {M. F.} and M. Carpinelli and G. Carullo and Carver, {T. L.} and {Casanueva Diaz}, J. and C. Casentini and G. Castaldi and S. Caudill and M. Cavagli{\`a} and F. Cavalier and R. Cavalieri and G. Cella and P. Cerd{\'a}-Dur{\'a}n and E. Cesarini and W. Chaibi and K. Chakravarti and B. Champion and Chan, {C. H.} and Chan, {C. L.} and Chan, {C. L.} and M. Chan and K. Chandra and P. Chanial and S. Chao and P. Charlton and Chase, {E. A.} and E. Chassande-Mottin and D. Chatterjee and M. Chaturvedi and K. Chatziioannou and A. Chen and C. Chen and Chen, {H. Y.} and J. Chen and K. Chen and X. Chen and Chen, {Y. B.} and Chen, {Y. R.} and Z. Chen and H. Cheng and Cheong, {C. K.} and Cheung, {H. Y.} and Chia, {H. Y.} and F. Chiadini and Chiang, {C. Y.} and R. Chierici and A. Chincarini and Chiofalo, {M. L.} and A. Chiummo and G. Cho and Cho, {H. S.}",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society.",

year = "2021",

month = jul,

day = "1",

doi = "10.3847/2041-8213/ac082e",

language = "English",

volume = "915",

pages = "1--24",

journal = "Astrophysical Journal Letters",

issn = "2041-8205",

publisher = "IOP Publishing Ltd.",

number = "1",

}