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Pulsars' Gyrations Confirm Einstein's Theory

Science  15 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5793, pp. 1556-1557
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5793.1556b

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Results published online by Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1132305) show that the theory of general relativity is accurate to within 0.05%, even in the ultrastrong gravity of a pulsar, a spinning neutron star measuring roughly 20 kilometers wide but weighing more than the sun. (Read more.)