A test of general relativity from the three-dimensional orbital geometry of a binary pulsar

  title={A test of general relativity from the three-dimensional orbital geometry of a binary pulsar},
  author={Willem van Straten and Matthew Bailes and Matthew Christopher Britton and Kulkarni S. R and Stuart B. Anderson and Richard N. Manchester and John M. Sarkissian},
Binary pulsars provide an excellent system for testing general relativity because of their intrinsic rotational stability and the precision with which radio observations can be used to determine their orbital dynamics. Measurements of the rate of orbital decay of two pulsars have been shown to be consistent with the emission of gravitational waves as predicted by general relativity, but independent verification was not possible. Such verification can in principle be obtained by determining the… 
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