Star got Swallowed by a Warp in Space.

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A star has slipped out of view of astronomers due to the space-time warp. The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. 

According to AustralianPopularScience, researchers have been studying the young pulsar for five years to determine what kind of companion star was orbiting around it. But recently, the pulsar has vanished.


As a pulsar rotates, it emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation, sort of like light coming from a lighthouse. Scientists use radio telescopes that pick up on the pulses coming from the star. But as scientists watched J1906, the pulsar began to slip off the radar. It seems that as the pulsar spins around its companion star, the mass of the companion star makes it sink into a dip in space-time. The concept is called Geodetic Precession, which according to NASA, uses Einstein's theory of Relativity to understand how massive objects like the Earth curve the space around them, influencing the local space-time fabric.

But the pulsar won't be out of sight for forever. Lead scientist Joeri van Leewuen from the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy estimates the star will come back into sight in less than 160 years.

source:- popsci.com.au
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