Using a signal from dozens of rapidly spinning, dead stars, astrophysicists have gotten closer to realising their goal of detecting a background rumble of gravitational waves in the universe.
Scientists have observed a spinning star dragging space-time along with it, according to a new paper.
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is magnificent. For a hundred years, it has consistently predicted all sorts of wacky phenomena scientists have later observed throughout space. One international team is now announcing that a 26-year-long observation campaign has once again confirmed the theory.