A star that is one of the most prominent space’s spinning “lighthouses” has slipped out of view due to space-time wrap.
The report which is printed in The Astrophysical Journal informs that the faded star is known as J1906. It is a kind of rotating neutron star which emits beam of radio waves after every 144 milliseconds. It is situated approximately 25,000 light years away from Earth.
Experts have been analyzing the young pulsar star since last five years. Thus far, scientists have uncovered the weight and measured the gravitational disturbance of the pulsar star. However, the chief objective of the study is to find out what type of star it orbits around. Scientist are merely aware of the fact that companion star completes one circle in a time period of four hours.
Generally, scientists utilize electromagnetic radiation of the star to determine its exact location. The radio telescope collects the pulses of the stars.
A few weeks ago, scientists realized that the pulsar star has completely vanished. The radio waves of the star disappeared without being noticed. Later on, they identified that the space-time is the reason behind the disappearance of the star.
As the neutron star travel around the other star, it passes through a curved space time. The space time changes the spin axis of the star. The transformation of axis has taken away the star’s electromagnetic waves from the Earth. Hence, the beam of the star no longer touches the Earth.
Joeru Van Leewuen, lead scientists notifies that the star would not be in dark for forever. It would probably re-appear after a long time period of 160 years.
The report is presented at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.