Kepler +Space+Telescope data sent by +NASA showing how +Gravity bends +Ligh t, providing further evidence for this important element of Einstein's theory of relativity postulates. Astrophysicists not expect the data to contradict Einstein, but new data represent the first time that this phenomenon is found in a binary star system.
In this case, a dead star known as a white dwarf, the light curve of his partner, a small red dwarf. Density of white dwarfs, which is much smaller than its partner, is much higher than the other stars. "This white dwarf is the size of Earth, but weighs sun," said Phil Muirhead at Caltech University researcher who conducted the study to be published in the Astrophysical Journal.
"It is so dense that red dwarf, although larger revolves around him," said the researcher.
Usually Kepler telescope scans the sky to detect slight differences suggest that a planet of a star passes the red. Muirhead and his team of researchers analyzed data from a target called KOI-256, thinking they have discovered a large planet passing by right of the red dwarfs.
"We have seen massive decreases light emitted by the star and I suspect that it is a giant planet, the size of Jupiter, which passes in front of it," said Muirhead. Using Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in San Diego, researchers found that red dwarf "shaking" in a way too extreme to be caused by the attraction of a planet. Thus, scientists have concluded that the white dwarf mass red dwarf passes behind. Their hypothesis was confirmed by measurements in the ultraviolet telescope Galaxy Evolution by Explorer (GALEX).
+Researchers analyzed once data from +Kepler discovered that when the white dwarf passes in front of his girlfriend, star gravity to cause light to bend and become brighter. "Only Kepler could detect this small effect," said Doug Hudgins, Kepler program that manages NASA specialist. "With this discovery, we are witnessing the effects of Einstein's theory of relativity that takes place in a distant solar system," said Hudgins.