[1005.3114] Relativistic Astrophysics with Resonant Multiple Inspirals

Authors: Naoki Seto, Takayuki Muto

Date: 18 May 2010

Abstract: We show that a massive black hole binary might resonantly trap a small third body (e.g. a neutron star) down to a stage when the binary becomes relativistic due to its orbital decay by gravitational radiation. The final fate of the third body would be quite interesting for relativistic astrophysics. For example, the parent binary could expel the third body with a velocity more than 10% of the speed of light. We also discuss the implications of this three-body system for direct gravitational wave observation.

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May 24, 2010

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