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On 2017 August 17 at 12:41:06 UTC the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) detected and triggered on the short gamma-ray burst (GRB) 170817A. Approximately 1.7. s prior to this GRB, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory triggered on a binary compact merger candidate associated with the GRB. This is the first unambiguous coincident observation of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from a single astrophysical source and marks the start of gravitational-wave multi-messenger astronomy. We report the GBM observations and analysis of this ordinary short GRB, which extraordinarily confirms that at least some short GRBs are produced by binary compact mergers.

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Goldstein, A.;  Veres, P.;  Burns, E.;  Briggs, M. S.;  Hamburg, R.;  Kocevski, D.;  Wilson-Hodge, C. A.;  Preece, R. D.;  Poolakkil, S.;  Roberts, O. J.;  Hui, C. M.;  Connaughton, V.;  Racusin, J.;  von Kienlin, A.;  Dal Canton, T.;  Christensen, N.;  Littenberg, T.;  Siellez, K.;  Blackburn, L.;  Broida, J.;  Bissaldi, E.;  Cleveland, W. H.;  Gibby, M. H.;  Giles, M. M.;  Kippen, R. M.;  McBreen, S.;  McEnery, J.;  Meegan, C. A.;  Paciesas, W. S.;  Stanbro, M.

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