Symptoms have discovered gravitational waves that come from a double system of white dwarfs. This discovery will allow scientists to study in more detail the structure of such systems.
Astronomers have discovered two white dwarfs that rotate nearby and create gravitational waves. They were described by researchers from the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University – a system known as J2322 + 0509 has a short orbital period of 1,201 s (just over 20 minutes) and is the first source of gravitational waves of this kind.
Researchers have already suggested that there are binary systems that consist of white dwarfs. According to their theory, such objects that rotate nearby should emit gravitational waves – pulsations or perturbations in the fabric of space-time.
“Theories predict that there are many such binary dwarfs”, said Warren Brown, lead author of the study. “This will help future experiments so that we can find more such objects”.
This study will not only improve our understanding of the structures of these systems and sources of gravitational waves but will also be important for testing the effectiveness of the LISA instrument, which will be launched in 2034.
LISA (the space antenna of the laser interferometer) will use the J2322 + 0509 system to recognize gravitational waves. Researchers can now verify that the instrument can correctly identify them.