Three decades of binary pulsar observations reconfirm the existence of gravitational wavesPublished At: 2010-11-06 11:03 -
Three decades of radio observations of the binary pulsar PSR B1913+16 continue to show that the nature of gravitational waves is very much like that predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity! The system's orbital period has been decreasing at a rate 0.997� 0.002 times that predicted by General Relativity due to gravitational radiation damping. This provides one of the most accurate experimental evidence of the validity of General Relativity.
ApJ Article (astro-ph)