According to the theory of relativity, any object has an influence on space-time. Scientists have discovered a star that serves as an example that proves this hypothesis.
Einstein believed that massive and rotating space objects can significantly distort the fabric of the space-time in its vicinity. Unfortunately, it was difficult to prove this statement with a practical example, as scientists need expensive equipment to construct the appropriate models.
Thankfully, examples proving the scientist’s statement can be found in nature. White dwarves are one such example: these small stars have an enormous mass, and they have a high speed of rotation. Thus, if the Earth completes a full rotation around its axis in 24 hours, white dwarves complete their rotation in a matter of minutes.
The impact of white dwarfs on space-time can be tracked using pulsars - orbital stars made up of neutrons. An illustrative example proving the theory of relativity is a pair of stars called PSR J1141-6545. The distance between these stars is equal to several hundred quadrillion kilometers, but the white dwarf still distorts the orbit of the pulsar.
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