COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At a meeting of the American Physical Society today (April 20) astrophysicists announced that the discovery of very rapid oscillations in the brightness of some X-ray-emitting neutron stars has yielded important new constraints on the properties of the superdense matter at the centers of these stars. The data also may represent the first evidence for a unique effect of strongly curved space-time predicted by Einstein's theory of gravity but never before observed. The new measurements were made using NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer satellite.
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