A PULSAR JUST GOT SWALLOWED BY A WARP IN SPACE-TIME

A star has vanished from the telescopes of the radio astronomers due to the space-time warp it produces as it orbits. The vanishing star is part of a binary star system known as J1906. It's actually a pulsar, which means it's a rapidly spinning neutron star, the outcome of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Scientists have been observing the young pulsar for five years to conclude what type of companion star was revolving around it. That is, until lately, when the pulsar disappeared. As a pulsar revolves, it releases a beam of electromagnetic radiation, kind of like light coming from a lighthouse. Researchers use radio telescopes that detect the pulses originating from the pulsar. But as researchers observed J1906, the pulsar started to slip off the radar. It appears that as the pulsar revolves around its companion star, the mass of the companion star makes it drop deep into a dip in space-time fabric, so that its radio waves cannot touch Earth. The theory is called geodetic precession, which, according to researchers at NASA, uses Einstein’s theory of relativity to comprehend how massive things like the Earth bend the space around them, manipulating the local space-time fabric.
Artist's illustration of a pulsar, showing the extreme magnetic field surrounding the massive stellar object. Image Credit: NASA



The video above shows the sinkhole in space formed by the pulsar as it circles the second star. As the warp upsurges, the pulsar's axis changes (illustrated by the arrows), so its radio pulses no longer reach the Earth's radio telescopes. But this pulsar won’t be out of vision for ever. Cheif researcher Joeri van Leeuwen from the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy projects that the star will come back into sight in less than 160 years. The group’s findings were published recently in the Astrophysical Journal in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society’s 225th conference.
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3 comments:

  1. 25000 years ago

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  2. pace-time concept, bothTheories of Relativity, Big Bang Theory and Black Hole are all proved baseless through published papers in peer-reviewed journals. For details you may refer https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/adopted-paradigm-physics-incorrect-shafiq-khan?trk=prof-post

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  3. Einstein said that the mass of our earth is disstorting space time to hold the moon in place around the earth
    I say its the power of time itself within our earth core and sun that are disstorting space and all its unseen dark energies
    Einstein was trying to describe dark energy before anyone even had a notion of it people wake up..now we know that time itself behaves so different out in deep space wich means time may only go as far as our galaxie or sun can radiate it.

    We must translate Einstein words spacetime ..what is space but mostly dark energy so was trying to give us the answer ofthe universe ..dark energy equals time ..dark energy is so ehow interacting with our planetplanet to help it move and motion dissplacing space equals time itself.so
    So just by the earth existing dark energy exorts time upon mass ofthe earth also giving ua gravity..we have to assume Einstein was always right we just have to understand the laws of elements like mass disstorting space and dark energy to aquire motion wich time

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