Rotating stars can travel through time, astrophysicists say

(ORDO NEWS) — A group of scientists from China said that rotating stars can create space-time ripples through the universe. This is reported by the Daily Star.

A new study suggests that spinning stars can create space-time ripples across the universe. Chinese researchers call this scientific breakthrough “exciting”.

Scientists at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University in China have observed how rapidly spinning stars called millisecond pulsars create ripples in spacetime.

Essentially, this means that stars travel through time , and it gives experts a real-world look at how galaxies form.

Lead researcher Xiyuan Chen called the breakthrough “exciting” and that “this is a very exciting signal! While we don’t have definitive evidence yet, we may be starting to detect a gravitational wave background.”

Ripples in spacetime could give us more clues about how galaxies form.

Professor Alberto Vecchio, from the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, said: “Detecting gravitational waves from a population of massive black hole binaries or from another cosmic source will give us unprecedented insight into how galaxies form and grow in the universe.

The waves were first discovered in 2015 and underpinned Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which states that when massive objects collide with each other, the structure of space-time can “wobble”.

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