Transcripts of 12938_NICER_Binary_1080p

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[00:00:04.06] Every 38 minutes, these stars complete an orbit around each other.
[00:00:10.09] This is IGR J17062-6143...
[00:00:17.15] ...where a lightweight white dwarf star orbits a superdense pulsar.
[00:00:26.22] It's the fastest-known orbit for this type of system...
[00:00:32.28] ...where a pulsar's gravity pulls material from its companion into a surrounding disk.
[00:00:40.42] The two stars are so close they could fit between Earth and the Moon.