View Full Version : Astronomers Find a Pair of Neutron Stars

2005-Sep-10, 09:29 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have discovered a pair of neutron stars that could assist in the search for the long theorized "gravity waves", first predicted by Einstein. Separated by only 800,000 kilometres, the twin objects take only two hours to rotate each other. The theory is that the pair is losing energy in the form of gravity waves, and will eventually slow down and merge with a blast of energy. This new discovery tells astronomers that these twin neutron stars are more common than previously believed, and new gravity wave detectors should locate a merger every year or two, and not once a decade.

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