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Space-Warping White Dwarfs Produce Gravitational Waves

28 Aug 2012, 17:20 UTC
Space-Warping White Dwarfs Produce Gravitational Waves

August 28, 2012: Gravitational waves, much like the recently discovered Higgs boson, are notoriously difficult to observe. Scientists first detected these ripples in the fabric of space-time indirectly, using radio signals from a pulsar-neutron star binary system.

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