The phenomenon was caused by a neutron star orbiting a rapidly spinning white dwarf star. Scientists had been tracking the extraordinary binary star for about 20 years. Scientists were able to follow the star by using a CSIRO Parkes Observatory’s 64-metre radio telescope.
According to astrophysicists from the ARC Centre of Excellence of Gravitational Wave Discovery the star was “frame-dragging”.
The stars were able to twist space and time due to their immense gravity.
The research was published in the Journal of Science.
A binary star is made up of two stars.
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Scientists had been tracking the extraordinary binary star for about 20 years
The stars were able to twist space and time due to their immense gravity
The binary star is made up of a neutron star and a white dwarf.
The star system has been named “PSR J1141-6545.”
In 2019 it was revealed that an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth by ESA chief Marc Scheper, who is heading-up plans to protect the planet.
Asteroids are the small rocky bodies in the inner Solar System orbiting the Sun and their collisions – known as impact events – have played a significant role in shaping many planets.
Marc Scheper heads-up the European Space Agency’s HERA programme – a mission to test whether it would be possible to deflect a huge space rock heading for Earth.
He said in 2019: “Asteroids are quite an interesting topic as they can be a really useful opportunity, just think of the resources and utilisation that some companies are thinking about.
“But they can be a threat.
“Just imagine if an asteroid collided with Earth, maybe a bigger one than we’ve had in past years.
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A binary star is made up of two stars
“Something serious would happen to Earth and mankind.
“So currently we are working on a study to investigate the opportunity or possibility to deflect or deviate an asteroid if it’s on course for Earth.”
Mr Scheper revealed that ESA has teamed up with NASA launching a satellite to investigate asteroid mechanics.
He said: “We are targeting a binary asteroid, which is an asteroid and a smaller one rotating around it.
“By hitting the small one, we will modify its path around the big one and measure the effects.”