Friday, March 6, 2015

An article co-authored by The Resonance Project's resident astrophysicist Dr. Amira Val Baker was recently featured on the home page of National Geographic's website. The paper is about a pair of binary stars called MY Cam (MY Camelopardalis) where the stars are so close and so massive that they are both filling their Roche lobes (tear drop shaped region around star in which material is gravitationally bound to its star), such that they are sharing a common gravitational envelope.

Dr. Val Baker, as part of a team of researchers from Spain, with PhD student Lorezno, analyzed high resolution optical spectra of MY cam and were able to calculate the stellar components radial velocities. MY cam is the most massive eclipsing binary found to date.

The picture one has in their mind of such a contact binary system is analogous to the Schwarzschild protons discussed in Nassim Haramein’s paper “The Schwarzschild Proton” and generalized in his following paper “Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass”. However in Haramein’s picture the protons do not merge, and if the stellar components of MY cam were in fact thought to contain black holes – would the two stars merge? One should keep in mind that the physics of black holes mergers have never been observed directly.

Observational studies such as these are very important as binary evolution, especially close binary evolution, is still not fully understood.

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