Space SHOCK: Scientists stunned as two-star system spins so fast it BENDS space and time

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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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Space SHOCK: Scientists stunned as two-star system spins so fast it BENDS space and time

Scientists had been tracking the extraordinary binary star for about 20 years (Image: Youtube)

Space SHOCK: Scientists stunned as two-star system spins so fast it BENDS space and time

The stars were able to twist space and time due to their immense gravity (Image: Youtube)

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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Space SHOCK: Scientists stunned as two-star system spins so fast it BENDS space and time

A binary star is made up of two stars (Image: Youtube)

“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.”


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