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Pulsar in a stellar triple system makes unique gravitational laboratory
January 6, 2014
Astronomers have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun. The closeness of the stars, combined with their nature, has allowed astronomers to make the best measurements yet of the complex gravitational interactions in such a system.
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