Friday, June 11, 2010

Lizard Heart Details - Greg Egan

"The relationship between the orbital period, T, and the separation between the neutron stars, a, is given by Kepler's Law: the period squared is proportional to the separation cubed.
T2 = (4π2/GM) a3

where M = m1+m2 is the combined mass of the two stars, and G is the universal gravitational constant.

The total power being radiated in gravitational waves is inversely proportional to the fifth power of the separation."

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