Although the approach and methodology used in the research are not new, scientists have for the first time managed to process a vast dataset of around 3,000 white dwarf stars.

Scientists have managed to conduct an in-depth analysis of white dwarf stars’ mass-radius relationship, effectively bolstering Albert Einstein’s iconic theory of general relativity, suggests a study accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal and which is now posted on the preprint server arXiv.org.

The researchers involved in the project made use of a novel method that harvested data on myriads of white dwarfs – from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Gaia space observatory – to look into the phenomenon of physical changes that the celestial bodies experience as time passes, as well as to put to the test already known scientific theories.



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