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Eclipsing Pulsar Promises Clues to Crushed Matter

17/08/2010

Eclipsing Pulsar Promises Clues to Crushed Matter

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Astronomers using NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) have found the first fast X-ray pulsar to be eclipsed by its companion star. Further studies of this unique stellar system will shed light on some of the most compressed matter in the universe and test a key prediction of Einstein's relativity theory.

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