Relativistic deflection of background starlight measures the mass of a nearby white dwarf star

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Science  07 Jun 2017:
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal2879

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  • Received for publication October 26, 2016
  • Accepted for publication April 24, 2017

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  1. Kailash C. Sahu1,*,
  2. Jay Anderson1,
  3. Stefano Casertano1,
  4. Howard E. Bond2,
  5. Pierre Bergeron3,
  6. Edmund P. Nelan1,
  7. Laurent Pueyo1,
  8. Thomas M. Brown1,
  9. Andrea Bellini1,
  10. Zoltan G. Levay1,
  11. Joshua Sokol1,
  12. Martin Dominik4,
  13. Annalisa Calamida1,
  14. Noé Kains1,
  15. Mario Livio5
  1. 1Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  2. 2Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  3. 3Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada.
  4. 4University of St Andrews, School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, UK.
  5. 5Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: ksahu{at}


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