Space-Time Warp Measured With Aid Of Vanishing Neutron Star

January 12, 2015 8:33 PM

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It's not easy to weigh a star, but an international team of astronomers has done just that.

In fact, they've measured the masses of both stars in an odd binary star system some 25,000 light-years from Earth--and gauged the space-time warp resulting from the system's intense gravitation.

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