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Title: WALLABY Pilot Survey: H i in the Host Galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst

We report on the commensal ASKAP detection of a fast radio burst (FRB), FRB 20211127I, and the detection of neutral hydrogen (Hi) emission in the FRB host galaxy, WALLABY J131913–185018 (hereafter W13–18). This collaboration between the CRAFT and WALLABY survey teams marks the fifth, and most distant, FRB host galaxy detected in Hi, not including the Milky Way. We find that W13–18 has an Himass ofMHI= 6.5 × 109M, an Hi-to-stellar mass ratio of 2.17, and coincides with a continuum radio source of flux density at 1.4 GHz of 1.3 mJy. The Higlobal spectrum of W13–18 appears to be asymmetric, albeit the Hiobservation has a low signal-to-noise ratio (S/N), and the galaxy itself appears modestly undisturbed. These properties are compared to the early literature of Hiemission detected in other FRB hosts to date, where either the Higlobal spectra were strongly asymmetric, or there were clearly disrupted Hiintensity map distributions. W13–18 lacks a sufficient S/N to determine whether it is significantly less asymmetric in its Hidistribution than previous examples of FRB host galaxies. However, there are no strong signs of a major interaction in the optical image of the host galaxy that would stimulate a burst of star formation and hence the production of putative FRB progenitors related to massive stars and their compact remnants.

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2206490 2206492
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DOI PREFIX: 10.3847
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The Astrophysical Journal
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Article No. 25
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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