What goes behind the star studded veil in the sky during the days and the nights have always been of extreme curiosity for the human beings. We have always tried to imagine how things are and look into the distance beyond the naked eye. According to the recent turn of events, A team of astronomers measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star system. The astonishing fact is that the measurement was done right before the a neutron star vanished in the space-time warp. The event is not of the distant past as the astronomers are still bewildered about the achievement.
According to the statement given by Mr. Ingrid Stairs, an astronomer from The university of British Columbia, it was the motion of the neutron star which allowed them to track down the precise value of the gravitational interaction between the two bodies of the binary star system. The interaction has also allowed them to measure the mass of the neutron star precisely. What this means that now, the astronomers know the gravitational pull which is capable of attracting a neutron star of the given mass.
The exact values have not been stated, but reports suggest that both the stars of the binary star system were at least 1.3 times heavier that our Sun. The neutron star that vanished into the extreme gravitational field orbited around the bigger of the two stars. According to the team of astronomers, the extreme gravitational field forced the neutron star to dissolve its orbit and move into the space-time warp just like a spinning top.
The binary pulsar system is J1906 and is located approximately 25,000 light years from from the earth in the globular Cluster, Terxan 5. The neutron star is one of the few, whose actual mass has been measured.
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