Aug
27
2007

Astronomers Pioneer New Method For Probing Exotic Matter

Using European and Japanese/NASA X-ray satellites, astronomers have seen Einstein’s predicted distortion of space-time around three neutron stars, and in doing so they have pioneered a groundbreaking technique for determining the properties of these ultradense objects. An artist depicts a disk of hot gas whipping around a neutron star. The gas in the inner part… Continue reading »