The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. III. Optical and UV Spectra of a Blue Kilonova from Fast Polar Ejecta

M. Nicholl, E. Berger, D. Kasen, B. D. Metzger, J. Elias, C. Briceño, K. D. Alexander, P. K. Blanchard, R. Chornock, P. S. Cowperthwaite, T. Eftekhari, W. Fong, R. Margutti, V. A. Villar, P. K.G. Williams, W. Brown, J. Annis, A. Bahramian, D. Brout, D. A. BrownH. Y. Chen, J. C. Clemens, E. Dennihy, B. Dunlap, D. E. Holz, E. Marchesini, F. Massaro, N. Moskowitz, I. Pelisoli, A. Rest, F. Ricci, M. Sako, M. Soares-Santos, J. Strader

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