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Microscopic deformation of a neutron star inferred from a distance of 4500 light-years


Gravitational waves, which are ripples in spacetime, have recently provided a new window to the universe. But continuous gravitational waves, for example from a slightly deformed and spinning neutron star, a star which is incredibly dense, have so far not been detected. A recent research work by Prof. Sudip Bhattacharyya has inferred continuous gravitational waves from a neutron star and has estimated the stellar microscopic deformation from a distance of about 4500 light-years.


Microscopic deformation of a neutron star inferred from a distance of 4500 light-years